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COPD

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

COPD Cheat Sheet
Living With

COPD Infographics Worth Sharing

These sweet (not scary!) designs have share-worthy tips and facts for people (and their loved ones) living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Latest

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Living With

7 Signs It’s Time for Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.

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Doctor & Patient

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About COPD Treatment

Wondering where to begin with a COPD diagnosis? We've got the answers to some of your most pressing concerns about the disease.

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Symptoms

This Is Your Lungs on COPD

Here’s exactly how this chronic disease impacts your lungs, plus how doctors determine the severity to provide the best treatment possible.

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Lifestyle

Real-life Strategies to Quit Smoking

If you're trying to kick the habit, you probably won’t find these smoking-cessation techniques in any guidebook, but according to the men and women who tried them, they work!

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Living With

12 Ways to Breathe Easier Every Day With COPD

Catch your breath faster with these COPD-approved tips.

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Nutrition

Healthy Eating Tips for COPD

When simply breathing is difficult, meals can quickly become an afterthought. But having a healthy diet is critical for lung function. We've got a few simple strategies that can help you eat better and feel better, too.

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Symptoms

When the Weather Makes It Hard to Breathe

Small changes in temperature and humidity can make a big difference in how you feel when you have COPD. Here’s what to look out for.

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Living With

How to Successfully Lose Weight With COPD

Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.

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Complications

Risk of COPD and Heart Failure

Is having a diagnosis of COPD and heart failure a predictor of earlier death? Find out the connection between these conditions.

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Supplements

Vitamin D Supplements Ward Off Lung Attacks in Some With COPD

Vitamin D supplements can cut the rate of potentially fatal inflammation of the airways by as much as 45 percent in people with COPD and vitamin D deficiency.