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Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.  Here you'll find information, resources and tools to help you understand COPD, manage treatment and lifestyle changes, find support and take action.

What is COPD?

What are the symptoms of COPD?

What causes COPD?

Diagnosing COPD

Treatment for COPD

Medication for COPD

Diet recommendations for people with COPD

Living with COPD

What are the stages of COPD?

Is there a connection between COPD and lung cancer?

COPD statistics

What’s the outlook for people with COPD?


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