Children's Health and Wellness

What Do You Know About COPD?

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious illness that makes breathing difficult. Take this quiz to find out more about COPD and how to prevent it.

1. Which of the following diseases is included in the umbrella term COPD?
A. EmphysemaB. Chronic bronchitisC. Lung cancerD. A and B
2. People in what age group are most likely to say they have symptoms of COPD?
A. 15 to 24B. 25 to 34C. 35 to 39D. 40 and older
3. Long-term exposure to which of the following can increase the risk for COPD?
A. Airborne chemicalsB. PollutantsC. Lung irritantsD. All of the above
4. Which of the following can help improve your health if you have COPD?
A. Not smokingB. Exercising regularlyC. Drinking alcoholD. A and B
5. Respiratory infections are major health risks for someone with COPD. Which of the following steps helps prevent these dangerous infections?
A. Annual flu shotB. Pneumonia shotC. Avoiding draftsD. A and B
6. How is COPD treated?
A. BronchodilatorsB. Inhaled corticosteroidsC. Supplemental oxygenD. All of the above
7. Which of the following eating habits can help people with COPD stay healthy?
A. Don’t eat large mealsB. Try to eat small meals oftenC. Skip breakfastD. A and B
8. Which of the following ideas can help you stay active if you have COPD?
A. Pace activitiesB. Get extra restC. Take slow breaths and purse your lips when breathingD. All of the above
Print Source: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Definition, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging. UpToDate.
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Online Source: Physical activity, American Lung Associationhttp://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/living-with-copd/physical-activity.html
Online Source: Preventing COPD, American Lung Associationhttp://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/symptoms-causes-risk-factors/preventing-copd.html
Online Source: Symptoms, American Lung Associationhttp://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/symptoms-causes-risk-factors/symptoms.html
Online Source: COPD, Merck Manual Professional Versionhttp://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pulmonary-disorders/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-related-disorders/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-%28copd%29
Online Source: COPD: The More You Know the Better for You and Your Loved Ones, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutehttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/copd/campaign-materials/pub/copd-atrisk.pdf
Online Source: What is COPD? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutehttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd
Online Source: What is COPD? American Thoracic Societyhttp://www.thoracic.org/copd-guidelines/for-patients/what-is-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd.php
Author: Floria, Barbara
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN-FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 2/27/2016