Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease often means that you need to be more cautious about conditions that could “trigger” your COPD. This could be things as simple as hotter or colder weather, or household concerns like perfumes and cologne. Below are some of the most common causes of COPD flare-ups.¹Read 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.
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It can be hard to maintain a positive outlook when you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. One of the drawbacks of having COPD is the effects it can have on your mood and energy levels. Members of the Better Breather’s Club in Cleveland, Ohio recently got the chance to talk about the importance of maintaining a good attitude and what has helped them stay positive through their good and bad days. Their comments are below.¹Read More
Everyone with COPD has at one point had to handle the news from their doctors that they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. For many, this can be a poignant moment in their lives. Some of the members of the Better Breather’s Club in Cleveland, Ohio shared their thoughts about what the process of being diagnosed was like for each of them, and how they felt when they found out. Some of their stories are given below.¹Read More