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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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COPD 101 Resources

Staying Healthy

Recent Articles

Avoiding Stress and Worry With COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Breathing can become more difficult when you’re stressed, but when you’re proactive about managing your worries and incorporating stress-reducing activities into your daily routine, you can lower your stress levels which can help improve your overall health.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

COPD Spells: Signs and Symptoms

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Whether you’re managing your COPD or you are the caregiver for a loved one with the disease, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a spell or attack. Read on to learn which symptoms may not be as obvious others and may differ from past attacks, and what to do when these occur. 

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Topics: copd spells, copd symptoms

How to Plan an Exercise Routine for COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

If you have COPD, you may already know that exercise plays an important role in keeping you healthy—but knowing where to start when developing an exercise routine may be tricky. Check out these tips on how to start developing your exercise routine with COPD in mind.

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Topics: Staying Healthy