Could It Be COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of illness, yet many people have it and don't know it.

If you answer these questions, it will help you find out if you could have COPD.

This short questionnaire was developed by GOLD and has been scientifically evaluated and shown to identify people who are more likely to have COPD.

"Could it be COPD?" Questionnaire

 

1.    Do you cough several times most days?

                                                   Yes      No   

 

2.    Do you bring up phlegm or mucus most days?

                                                   Yes      No   

 

3.    Do you get out of breath more easily than others your age?

                                                   Yes      No   

 

4.    Are you older than 40 years?

                                                   Yes      No   

 

5.    Are you a current smoker or an ex-smoker?

                                                   Yes      No   

 

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, ask your doctor if you might have COPD.

 

Finding COPD early gives the best chance to prevent further lung damage. However, treatments are available to help people at all stages of disease feel better and live a more active life.