Try these 5 questions written by a pulmonologist and based on updates to the GOLD guidelines on how to classify and manage COPD.
Jonathan Ilowite, MD
Beth is age 52, smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day, gets breathless in cold weather, and has had "bronchitis" twice this year. What's your diagnosis?
"Cindy" says she's using her albuterol inhaler up to 6 times a day, but her asthma is worse. A pulmonologist poses 4 questions that can lead to preferred Rx.
"I'm having trouble catching my breath." "I can't pay for my inhaler." "I'm just so sad." They may not tell us, so we need to ask. Here's my experience.
Dorothy is 55-years-old, has never smoked, and was well until 1 year ago when she first noticed mild dyspnea on exertion; it has gotten progressively worse.
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