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.
Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.
Call the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-586-4872 to speak to someone directly, or submit a question online. We're here to answer your lung health questions.
The American Lung Association’s online community for information and support.
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