Home > Medical > COPD > FAQs Updated 16 October 2015 How is COPD diagnosed? The diagnosis of COPD is usually confirmed by a lung function measurement. 0 Subscribe to the Newsletter » Join us on Facebook » Ask Stop Smoking Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Anti-Tobacco Art The diagnosis of COPD is confirmed by a lung function measurement, called spirometry.- (Health24.com) More in Medical How many smokers develop COPD? More: COPDFAQs advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Building muscle could boost the heart Medical Good news! Coffee and wine may promote a healthy gut News Relief for medical staff who were forced to keep clinic clean Medical Cryotherapy for improved healing and sports performance Fitness MMA fighters face doping charges How to manage skin problems How Kim Kardashian covers up her psoriasis From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.