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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD considerations for cold weather

10/26/2005

Question:

With colder weather approaching, are there any special considerations for a COPD patient?

Answer:

During the winter months with the higher incidence of colds and flu cases, people with COPD are generally more at risk of a lung infection. To avoid infection and exacerbation, it's important to follow certain precautions:

Related Resources:

National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University