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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

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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.
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What Causes COPD?

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

Finding Treatment for COPD

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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.
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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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