There are many types of medicines for COPD—each with its own benefits and risks. Be sure to check in with your doctor regularly to discuss your COPD and whether your current treatment is still right for you. Continued reassessment A regular check-in with your doctor to find out if your COPD has changed since your last visit. is an important part of helping to control COPD symptoms.
When should check-ins with my doctor happen?
“If my doctor doesn’t check in regularly on my COPD, then everything must be fine.”
According to most experts, managing your COPD should include regular check-ins with your doctor to make sure your condition hasn’t changed.
With COPD, your lung function can get worse over time. So, it’s important to check in regularly with your doctor—especially if you feel that your symptoms are getting worse.
When should I talk to my doctor about reassessing treatment?
“I’ve been on the same handheld inhaler since I was diagnosed with COPD. My symptoms are worsening, but I guess I should just stick with it and not check with my doctor.”
If you’re experiencing worsening of COPD symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor.
There are many types of medicines for COPD—usually delivered by a handheld inhaler or a nebulizer A device that gets medicine into your lungs in a fine mist while you breathe in through a mouthpiece using a normal breathing pattern.. Talk to your doctor about the types of medicines or delivery devices that may be right for you.