Quit Smoking

Find out what doctors wish their patients knew about managing this common lung disease.

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Understanding Emphysema

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments of this lung disorder.
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How Doctors Diagnose COPD

From family history to lung function tests, find out how your doctor will determine if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Learning You Have COPD


Talking With Your Doctor About COPD Treatment

COPD is a permanent condition, so it's essential to have an ongoing conversation with your doctor about your treatment plan.

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Staging the Severity of COPD

Doctors use this four-level scale to evaluate your COPD and find the best treatment plan for you.

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COPD: What to Know

Get a snapshot of the causes of COPD, along with available treatment options.

What Causes COPD?

Smoking may be the leading culprit, but these other factors can put you at risk, too.

Finding Treatment for COPD


Treating COPD With Medication

Review this list of medications with your doctor to learn about how they work and which ones are right for you.
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What's in Your COPD Action Plan?

Talk with your doctor about the daily steps you need to take to keep your COPD under control.

How Singing Can Help with COPD

A recent study suggests singing could be a noteworthy addition to your COPD treatment plan.
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6 Tips for People on Oxygen Therapy

Needing an oxygen machine can be a big adjustment, but these steps make the therapy easier and more effective.
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Can a Treatment for Sleep Apnea Help COPD?

The same device that helps sleep apnea patients can also make nighttime breathing easier for those with COPD.

Living a Healthy Life with COPD

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Easy Does It: Everyday Tips for Living with COPD

With a few minor adjustments, you can still live a full and active life with COPD.

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