When you have COPD or asthma, air pollution may make your symptoms worse. If it does, it means that air pollution is a trigger for you.
It is important to know what your triggers are and how to deal with them. If air pollution is a trigger for you, you need to learn about air quality and pay attention to weather forecasts that include how bad the air is expected to be.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: December 6, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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