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COPD - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Apr 14th, 2020 - Diagnosis Spirometer Open pop-up dialog box Close Spirometer Spirometer A spirometer is a diagnostic device that measures the amount of air you're able to breathe in and out and the time it takes you to exhale completely after you take a deep breath. COPD is commonly misdiagnosed. Many people who have COPD may not be diagnosed until the disease is advanced. To diagnose your condition, your doct...

COPD - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Apr 14th, 2020 - COPD care at Mayo Clinic Team approach. Mayo Clinic specialists in pulmonary medicine work with a wide array of specialties and collaborate as a team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Doctors work together so that you receive all the expertise needed to identify your problem and find an effective solution. Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options. Virtually every test and therapy...

COPD - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Apr 14th, 2020 - Overview Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It's typically caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPD are at increased risk of developin...