quiz on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Question 1. COPD is a lung disease that:
A. usually starts during childhood and develops quickly
B. makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time
C. is passed from person to person

Question 2. In the United States, the term COPD describes two main conditions in the lungs
A. emphysema and pulmonary hypertension
B. cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis
C. emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Question 3. The most common lung irritant that causes COPD is:
A. allergies
B. cigarette smoke
C. air pollution

Question 4. Common signs and symptoms of COPD include:
A. fever
B. an ongoing cough, or a cough that produces a lot of mucus, and shortness of breath
C. a racing heartbeat

Question 5. If you have COPD, which steps can you take to prevent complications and slow
the progress of the disease?
A. quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
B. avoid other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust
C. follow your treatment plan for COPD exactly as your doctor prescribes
D. all of the above