Reducing Risk

  • In order to reduce your risk from COPD, it is recommended to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, limit exposure to outdoor air pollution, use air cleaners/purifiers to reduce home and workplace air pollutant, and avoid respiratory infections.
  • Early detection of COPD can change the progress of the disease. If you suffer from difficulty breathing and/or have a persistent cough, you should see a doctor and seek a lunch function test.