Staying Active with COPD

Everyone knows exercise should be a part of any healthy lifestyle. When you have COPD, difficulties breathing make it hard to understand how staying active is possible. Believe it or not, exercising your body and learning how to breathe better when you have COPD has many benefits. For one, it makes it easier to breathe. …

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Managing your COPD

Managing Your COPD

COPD causes breathing difficulties, and nothing is more important when you can’t breathe. COPD can be challenging but managing your condition can improve your quality of life. Each person’s experience can vary with this condition, so how they manage it will differ. However, there are some general guidelines to consider when working with your doctor …

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Understand the 4 stages of COPD

Stages of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that affect the lungs and cause breathlessness. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) scale determines the stage of COPD for a person. The scale considers several things before classifying an individual’s COPD into four stages: mild, moderate, severe, and very severe. Stage …

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The Truth About COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a chronic lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. It affects millions and is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. The truth about COPD is that difficulty breathing is only the beginning. Still, it is treatable and often preventable if you act now. …

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COPD Awareness

An estimated 15.3 million Americans have COPD, with many more out there undiagnosed, not knowing they have it. COPD can be challenging to deal with, but with early intervention and treatment, your quality of life can be improved, and ultimately, you breathe better. That is the message for this year’s COPD Awareness month this November …

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Can COPD Be Reversed?

According to the CDC, around 16 million people in the U.S. have COPD. In many cases, those affected chalk up the shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, and other symptoms to the aging process. Often, symptoms don’t appear until significant lung damage has occurred. But can COPD be reversed? To answer this, you need to understand more …

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