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
Cold air during the winter months can make doing daily activities a little more difficult—especially if you have COPD. If you have chronic bronchitis or emphysema, breathing in cold, dry air can cause your airways to temporarily narrow and make it harder for air to flow into and out of your lungs1. Cold temperatures can cause fatigue in those with COPD and make them feel more tired, too2. There are some things, however, that you can do to help reduce the effects that cold air has on your breathing1:Read More
Breathlessness is a debilitating and sometimes frightening problem you may experience when living with lung cancer. While treatment may be required to gain full control of your breathlessness, there are plenty of non-medical ways to deal with this problem, as well.
According to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, breathlessness is caused by a variety of factors, most of which can be treated effectively. Some causes include:Read More