If you are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), then you may know that you are at a higher risk for complications associated with the influenza virus. Not only should you take steps to defend yourself against the flu, but you should also be aware of the signs and symptoms, and when you need to see your physician.Read More
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.
COPD 101 Resources
Because it’s COPD Awareness Month, it’s a good time to think about how the disease has affected your life and reflect on the important individuals in your life. Not only can you savor the people in your life, but you also can take this time for mindfulness and begin truly enjoying your entertainment, food, and company. Here are some ways in which you can focus on mindfulness and be present during COPD Awareness Month:Read More
It’s COPD Awareness Month! In honor of COPD patients and to raise more awareness about the disease, many people decide to wear awareness ribbons. Orange is the most typical color for a COPD Awareness Ribbon color, and many organizations like the COPD Foundation cite this as the color for COPD Awareness. However, some other organizations list the COPD Awareness ribbon color as gold, and others say that the ribbon color for COPD Awareness is grey. No matter what color you choose to represent COPD Awareness Month, investing in an awareness pin or some awareness shirts is a great way to celebrate COPD awareness and explain the disease to people who might not know about it otherwise. You can use your awareness ribbon as a way to being conversations about COPD, and also as a way to show other people that this is a cause you’re passionate about.Read More