Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterized by shortness of breath, cough and sputum production. While symptoms of the disease do not usually appear in people younger than age 55 years, changes to the lung begin many years earlier.

Resources


Asthma and COPD: How to Tell the Difference

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is characterized by decreased airflow over time, as well as inflammation of the tissues that line the airway.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterized by shortness of breath, cough and sputum production.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
GET HELP Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

COPD Quiz

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD school' expands to help keep patients with debilitating lung disease out of hospital

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has no cure and affects an estimated 800,000 Canadians

How to prevent COPD flare-ups

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A COPD flare-up happens when COPD symptoms get worse, or when new symptoms develop. Flare-ups are also called exacerbations.

I am caring for someone with COPD. Where can I find support?

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Caring for someone with COPD can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be tiring and stressful. It's important to find support so you don't become overwhelmed by your responsibilities.

I have COPD. Why is it important for me to exercise?

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Regular exercise offers many other health benefits for people living with COPD.

INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Patient Stories

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Smoking is the major cause of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

What are COPD flare-ups and what can I do to prevent them?

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A flare-up is often triggered by a lung infection. Flare-ups are one of the biggest reasons why people with COPD become disabled or have to be hospitalized.

What is COPD and can it be prevented?

Category : Patient / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD – makes breathing hard. It slowly damages the airways of the lungs, making them swollen and blocked and causing them to lose their elasticity or stretchine

Videos


What is spirometry? A simple breathing test

Category: Patient / Videos & Tools supporting change / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)