COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a serious lung disease that blocks a person’s airways making it difficult to breathe air in and out of their lungs. This can lead to heightened levels of fear and stress in the patient. Hospice care can alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life by helping COPD patients breathe a little easier.
Doctor Discussion Guide
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Sharing even the small details about your COPD with your doctor can make a difference. The more details you share about your COPD, the better you can partner with your doctor. So,...
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Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do! Don't feel like you have to do it alone. Studies show that the more support you have, the better your chances of success are. Think of it this way: If you were going to climb Mount Everest, would you go by...
COPD Management Tool
The COPD Management Tool is a 3-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a plan that is best for you.
The Effects of COPD
Some signs and symptoms of COPD include cough with mucus, shortness of breath, and fatigue. When these signs first occur, people often mistakenly attribute them to aging, being out of shape, or "smoker's cough." They may limit their level of activity to accommodate...
COPD basics from Mayo Clinic
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining...
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