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COPD Patient Guide

COPD Patient Guide

Living with COPD

You may have been told that you have COPD. It is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.

You may not know much about COPD, but you are not alone. About 15 million Americans are estimated to have COPD.

You have taken the important first step by seeing your healthcare professional. COPD cannot be cured. But it can be managed and treated.

Take good care of yourself. Learn more about COPD and how to manage it in this resource guide.

What is COPD?

Asthma is not COPD

What are the symptoms of COPD?

Know the signs of a "flare-up/exacerbation"

How can you manage your COPD?

Helpful COPD Resources