If you or someone you love is living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you’re probably well aware of the physical symptoms of the condition, but what helps them cope with the hidden emotional traumas that exist beneath the surface? For example, living with COPD can also limit a person’s daily activities, which can isolate them from others. This, in turn, can cause frustration, anger and lowered self-esteem, according to a study discussed on Science Direct. Social relationships are an important part of the human psyche and can have an incredible effect on the overall quality of life of someone with COPD.
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 your baby was born prematurely or had breathing problems shortly after birth, he or she is at risk for developing a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a type of chronic lung disease. It’s important for you to learn about caring for lung disease if your little one has this condition.
If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know just how aggravating it can be to deal with the pain, discomfort and overall inconvenient effects your broken bone (and subsequent cast and even crutches or wheelchair) have on your life. At least you know the day you can have your cast removed will come.
Being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was likely one of the most emotionally overwhelming days of your life. But imagine if your chronic disease was never diagnosed. Imagine the fear you’d feel each day not knowing why you were coughing up phlegm and why you were coughing more than usual. Imagine the increasing insecurity you’d experience as friends and loved ones slowed their pace to accommodate you as you struggled not to trail behind.