Diagnosis of COPD
- The diagnosis is painless.
- The doctor or the nurse will examine you
- You will have to do some simple breathing tests, called spirometry
- They will ask you about your breathing and your health
- They will ask you about your home and the places you have worked
- They will ask you whether you are or were a smoker
GOLD - Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Diseases, www.goldcopd.org