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Learn about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

If you have COPD, you know how scary it can be to feel short of breath. Whether you just found out that you have COPD or you've been living with it for a while, you will find helpful information here. Our topics will teach you about the disease and give you some tips on breathing easier.

Get the information you need in topics such as:

  • COPD.
  • COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier.
  • Quitting Smoking.
  • Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home.
  • COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers.
  • Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler.
Health Topics
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing
  • Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Bullectomy for COPD
  • Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD
  • Chronic Illness: Help for Caregivers
  • Conserving Your Energy
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD Action Plan
  • COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
  • COPD and Sex
  • COPD Flare-Ups
  • COPD: Handling a Flare-Up
  • COPD: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • COPD's Effect on the Lungs
  • Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity
  • Fran's Story: Finding Support When You Have COPD
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Lung Cancer and Other Lung Problems From Smoking
  • Lung Function in COPD
  • Nebulizer for COPD Treatment
  • Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Oxygen Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Productive Coughs
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sarah's Story: Dealing With the Emotions From COPD
  • Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home
  • Traveling With Oxygen
Medical Tests
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Home Lung Function Test
  • Lung Function Tests
Take Action
  • Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler
  • Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
  • COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss
  • COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers
  • COPD: Clearing Your Lungs
  • COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy
  • COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better
  • Lung Problems: Learning to Breathe Easier
  • Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

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