If things get worse
Find information on how to recognise worsening COPD and a step by step guide on what do in an emergency
What to do in an emergency
Signs of an emergency; you’re extremely short of breath, your reliever medication isn’t helping, you’ve got chest pain, you’ve got a high fever, you’re panicking or getting tired because of your breathlessness
Recognising worsening COPD
Knowing your symptoms and recognising when they’re getting worse is an important part of COPD management. It means you can take steps to control your symptoms and reduce the severity of an exacerbation (flare-up) before one happens.