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Newly diagnosed with Asthma and mild COPD

Never heard of COPD before so still trying to get my head around this. Currently it's mild COPD and I know it can't be reversed. However, what can I do to keep it at the current level and not get worse?

  1. Witty5,
    I have only been diagnosed two years ago. There are a number of things to do. First off, get a good pulmonologist. Make all doctor appointments. Take all medications on time daily. Exercise and eat a good diet. Learn to identify anything that might cause a flare up. Such as smoke from bbq pits, second hand smoke, dust, pollen, strong cleaning product smells, dog and cat dander, strong wind, high heat and low cold, etc. The things that cause flare ups are different for each individual. Talk to your doctor about pulmonary rehab and also talk to him/her about a flare up plan. It takes time and just experience taking care of yourself to figure things out. Read as much as you can about COPD and ask lots of questions. Take care amid God Bless!

    1. Hi. Thank you for joining our COPD community and for this, your first post. Sorry that you are now having to deal with COPD. I see you received a response from above, and I want to say that I 100% agree. While COPD cannot be reversed, there certainly are things you can do to slow (and sometimes significantly) the progression of this disease. Myself, my colleagues, and community members have talked a lot on this topic, as you ocan see here (https://copd.net/living/slowing-progression) and here (https://copd.net/living/early-stage-treatment). If at anytime you have questions, or just want to talk, please do let us know anytime. Wishing you all the best. John. community moderator.

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