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Lung infections like pneumonia and acute bronchitis are common causes of COPD flare-ups. And people who have COPD are more likely to get these lung infections, especially if they smoke.
When you have COPD, it is important to know the symptoms of pneumonia and acute bronchitis and call your doctor or nurse advice line if you have them. Symptoms include:
Exercise and eat well
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 advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) 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: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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