COPD Prevention and Treatment

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COPD Prevention and Treatment 


The most common complications for COPD patients are exacerbations, which are often caused by respiratory infections. Just having COPD makes you more susceptible to whatever contagious illnesses may be making the rounds, and you’re especially vulnerable to colds, the flu, and pneumonia. Your doctor probably will recommend you get a flu shot every year and a pneumonia vaccine every five years. If you’re allergic to eggs, you may not be able to have a flu shot. Make sure your doctor knows about any allergies you have, and ask what options there are if getting a flu shot isn’t recommended.

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