A Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis can be difficult to understand. It can be confusing to not only wrap your mind around the shock of a diagnosis, but also what is going on to prompt the diagnosis. It can also be scary not knowing what to look for as serious warning signs that indicate something more serious is going on.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
According to DRIVE4COPD, an initiative lead by the COPD Foundation, as many as 24 million Americans may have COPD (or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), but approximately half don’t know it and remain undiagnosed. For those who are diagnosed, getting started with COPD treatment can be downright confusing and overwhelming. After all, you may have never heard of COPD before.
For anyone recently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or anyone who cares for a loved one with the disease, the details can be confusing. A good first step is to understand the disease. Here we take a look at one of two main illnesses that fall under the umbrella term “COPD”—chronic bronchitis.
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