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
If you read our last blog post on identifying COPD swells, you know the signs to look out for when you think a COPD flare up is happening. However, this post will cover the next steps. Now that you know you are experiencing a COPD flare up, this post will help you take the necessary steps.Read More
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For many people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), changes in the weather can trigger COPD symptoms. These symptoms can include shortness of breath, mucus production and coughing, which are often worsened in times of extreme heat and humidity (above 90 degrees) or in times of cold (below 32 degrees). To help you feel your best, check out the tips from Everyday Health to help reduce flare-ups in different kinds of weather.
When a loved one is diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it’s normal to feel uneasy about how to best care for him or her. After all, you likely have little experience with the disease and its symptoms, including one of its most debilitating side effects: COPD spells.