By the time people get diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, most have already lost more than 50 percent of their lung function.
Over time, COPD impacts a person’s ability to breathe and, by extension, the ability to live life fully. It’s important for people to know if they have COPD so they can take steps to help manage it.
If you are a current or former smoker and age 35 or older, you may be at risk for COPD.
Go to www.drive4copd.org and take the five-question Drive 4 COPD survey. Then talk to your health care professional about your results.