Chronic Obstructive lung disease (COPD) describes a group of lung conditions that can result in coughing, mucus production or shortness of breath that will not go. These signs and a history of smoking will usually indicate the need for a test called spirometry, which measures if you have airway obstruction or not.
Aspirus Medford Hospital has on-staff two pulmonary (lung) experts that can conduct the Spirometry test that you need.
Our experts will decide if you have COPD based on both your reports of symptoms and test results. The most important things you can do to help your health care provider in determining if you have COPD is to:
The single most important treatment for COPD, if you are a smoker, is to stop smoking.
Aspirus Medford Hospital offers a free educational & support group, Commit to Quit, periodically throughout the year.
Call our Diagnostic & Treatment Services Director at 715-748-8100, ext 8207.
If you would like to schedule a pulmonary test, please ask your provider for a referral.