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.
Understanding COPD from American Lung Association
COPD is a lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. COPD (short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Obstruction in COPD means that the flow of air in and out of the lungs is less than it should be. When...
Spirometry and COPD
What Is Spirometry? There are many tests to detect or screen for diseases or medical problems. A test called spirometry (spy-rom-ih-tree) shows how well your lungs are working. It is also called Pulmonary (pull-muh-nair-ee) Function Testing.
Freedom From Smoking Online
Freedom From Smoking Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
What Exactly Is COPD?
LEARN COPD BASICS Whether you're dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) firsthand or care about someone who is, the goal of COPD.com is to help you find answers and resources you may need to move forward together with your healthcare team to help...
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