Health Center - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease most often caused by smoking, limits the amount of oxygen you can take into your bloodstream and the amount of carbon dioxide you can be breathe out. Learn about the symptoms of COPD and treatment options.
COPD Guide

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When Breathing Isn't Easy: The Facts About COPD

Have you or has someone you care about recently been diagnosed with COPD? Get the facts about this complex condition, from symptoms to treatment.

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Talking to Your Health Care Professional About COPD

A good relationship between you and your health care team is important. Get 8 tips for effective communication.

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Understanding and Using Your COPD Medications

Get 10 tips to help you understand COPD medications and how to use them.

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ask the expert

I always thought I had asthma, but now my doctor thinks I have COPD. What is the difference?

I've recently been diagnosed with COPD, and I feel pretty confused and alone. Where can I find resources and support for living with this condition?