COPD and Exercise

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Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, but COPD patients often feel it is not safe or even possible for them. They are concerned about dyspnea, or shortness of breath, and they fear they might make their disease worse. However, there are exercise options and programs for people with COPD, and your doctor can help come up with the right … Read More

Traveling with COPD

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Today is World COPD Day, and a perfect opportunity to learn about traveling with COPD. People with COPD can enjoy taking trips away from home, even those patients who are on oxygen therapy. Traveling with COPD requires some preparation, including talking to your doctor, but with advanced planning people with COPD can enjoy safe and fun trips. The COPD Foundation … Read More

COPD and Oxygen Therapy

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Patients with COPD may need supplemental oxygen to help their bodies and organs function normally. Oxygen therapy is prescribed by a physician and can be used at home, either short or long-term. Since supplemental oxygen needs vary, there are different oxygen delivery equipment types to best fit your oxygen needs and lifestyle. Oxygen therapy can help you stay active and … Read More

How’s COPD Diagnosed?

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November is the National COPD Awareness Month and a perfect time to get a spirometry test. A spirometry test can help your doctor diagnose COPD. It is an easy test that measures how well your lungs are working. People with early stage COPD may not notice symptoms until the disease progresses to the moderate stage. Leaving COPD undiagnosed and untreated … Read More

November is the National COPD Awareness Month

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a name used to describe progressive lung problems such as chronic asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, but breathing in secondhand smoke, other chemicals and pollution may also put you at risk. If you are over the age of 40 and are a smoker you may be at … Read More