I went to urgent care yesterday for a cold and after having

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I went to urgent care yesterday for a cold and after having a chest xray was told that I have COPD. I am a little scared but I'm determined to find out all I can about this disease and fight with all of my might. I haven't seen my primary care physician yet to figure out exactly where I am in this process. Can anyone help me understand what I should do next?

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Oct 12

Just go see your PCP. You'll likely be referred to a pulmonologist, or lung specialist. Once you see the specialist they will better be able to guide you with testing, disease course and treatment. Biggest thing...if you smoke, you need to quit. Right now. Because smoking will only worsen it. Or if you are exposed to second hand smoke, then you need to find a way to limit your exposure.

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Oct 12

Thank you.

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