How do you work with your healthcare team?

Good communication with all the members of your health care team will help you to look after your health.  It is easy to get flustered or confused when talking to a doctor, especially if he or she uses words or terms that you are not familiar with.  However, it is important that you understand exactly what they are saying.  It is also important that your doctor understands what is important to you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for clarification.

Your COPD may also change over time.  As different symptoms occur, you will need to recognise these changes and talk to your health care team about adapting to these changes.