Home > Medical > COPD > Tools Check your COPD facts All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This includes conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema and cystic fibrosis. Many people are affected by this condition. You could be too. Check your facts right here. Say whether the following statements are true or false: COPD is one of the major causes of death worldwide. TrueFalse COPD mostly affects people in their twenties and thirties. TrueFalse More and more women are getting COPD. TrueFalse COPD can be cured with the right medication. TrueFalse People with COPD are notoriously short of breath. TrueFalse COPD is not confined to the lungs. It can lead to weight loss and muscle weakness as well. TrueFalse Smoking is the only real cause of COPD. TrueFalse Low socio-economic status is a risk factor for COPD. TrueFalse Occupational dusts and chemicals are not really a risk factor for COPD. TrueFalse Young people with COPD are often wrongly diagnosed as asthmatics. TrueFalse Anyone with a chronic cough could be at risk of having COPD. TrueFalse Smoking cessation is the only real therapeutic measure for COPD patients. TrueFalse All COPD patients need to have oxygen tanks at home. TrueFalse Many COPD patients end up having heart failure. TrueFalse Exposure to secondary smoke raises one's COPD risk. TrueFalse Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? Am I eating to optimise my health? Am I eating to optimise my pregnancy? Am I eating to prevent heartburn? Am I eating too little protein? Am I eating too much fat? Am I eating too much protein? Am I eating too much sugar? Am I feeding my baby correctly? Am I healthy for breastfeeding? Are you at risk for developing osteoporosis? Are you ready for weight loss? Calcium calculator Do I need a vitamin C supplement? Glycaemic index tool Is my child eating properly? Is my vegetarian diet balanced? Is your diet causing headaches? Is your diet doomed to failure? Is your diet heart-healthy? Vit & Min doses per day Find your workout personality Flexibility test Push-up test Sit-up test Step test for endurance Target heart rate calculator Are you happily single? Are you practical? Are you ready to have a baby? Are you ready to quit smoking? Are you still wasting time on sibling rivalry? Can you save a life? Is my girlfriend pregnant? Is this relationship going to work? More than friends? Ready for sex? Rogue's gallery Test your sex toy IQ What kind of friend are you? Would you survive disaster? Your sun sense Addicted to pills? Am I at risk for hypertension? Am I at risk of COPD? Am I at risk of IBS? Am I optimising my child's health? Are you at risk for ED? Are you at risk for prostate cancer? Are you at risk of a heart attack? Are you at risk of a vaginal infection? Are you drinking too much? Are you using the wrong painkillers? Assess your risk for foot problems Assess your risk for HIV/Aids Blood alcohol test Check your COPD facts Could I have high cholesterol? Do you suffer from ED? Hair Loss Myths Quiz How healthy is your prostate? How much do you know about menopause? Is my heartburn serious? Quiz: is breast augmentation surgery right for you? Why am I so tired? Why am I so tired? Are you a hypochondriac? Are you a sex addict? Are you ambitious? Are you depressed? Are you honest? Are you ready for sex? Assess your stress Blood alcohol test Could you be bipolar? Daily activities and social independence test Do I have OCD? Do you have a problem with alcohol? IQ test advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher!