What Are Common Myths About COPD?

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The most frequent misconception I see about COPD is that patients who are diagnosed with it are ultimately going to need oxygen for their disease or die from their disease, this is actually not true, there's a whole spectrum of disease severity with COPD, anything from mild to severe.

Patients with mild disease may never progress in their lifetime, and it may be managed with either no inhalers or just one or two inhalers over their lifetime. Only a few patients with COPD ultimately need oxygen therapy.