4 Biggest Myths About Your COPD — and How to Cope

It’s a sad fact that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, have trouble doing what connects us to life – they can’t easily breathe. Find four common myths about this condition, as well as tips to cope.

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Tiny Coils Help COPD Patients to Breathe Easier

Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More

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Coping With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a respiratory illness that progressively damages the lungs. Approximately 23 million men and women in the United States have COPD. COPD takes two forms: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause airway blockage, resulting in shortness of breath, chest tightness, a chronic productive cough and/or wheezing. Laboring to breathe … Read More

COPD By the Numbers

It all adds up: Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Conserving energy, breathing properly and eating the right way. Exercising and taking medicine to stay healthy. And above all: quitting smoking. Tobacco cessation experts can help you succeed.