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COPD

Signs & symptoms

Canadian Lung Health Test

Smokers and former smokers are at risk of developing COPD. COPD is short for "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease", and it’s the new name for emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some non-smokers can also get COPD.

If you are over 40 and smoke or used to smoke, you may already have COPD. Take this quick test to screen for symptoms of COPD:


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Do you cough regularly?
 
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Do you cough up phlegm regularly?
 
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Do even simple chores make you short of breath?
 
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Do you wheeze when you exert yourself (exercise, go up stairs)?
 
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Do you get many colds, and do your colds usually last longer than your friends’ colds?
 

This COPD test from the Canadian Lung Association website is for information purposes only. It should not replace a complete medical examination by a doctor. If you think you may have COPD or are worried about your health, please see your doctor.

The answers you give are used only to calculate your score. They are not saved.


Go back to the COPD index page.