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COPD – You can breathe easier and prevent flare-ups.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that over time makes it harder for you to breathe. COPD exacerbations (flare-ups) cause the disease to progress faster and can shorten your life. Your health care providers will answer many of your COPD questions. We can help you play an active role in managing COPD. Learn More

+ Much can be done to prevent COPD flare-ups.

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Living Well with COPD

Make a COPD Action Plan with Your Provider

Plan for good and bad breathing days and when to take what medicines.

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COPD Medicines Can Be Life-Saving

Have your COPD prescriptions filled as soon as they are given to you. Take your medicines at the right times.

Long and short-acting bronchodilators work to keep your lungs’ airways open. Your short-acting bronchodilator does not take the place of your regular longer- acting breathing medicines.

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Corticosteroid (common name Prednisone) decreases inflammation and swelling in your lungs’ airways and helps prevent COPD flare-ups.

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How Well Are Your Lungs Functioning?

Your doctor will perform tests on your lungs.

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There are tests you should do yourself.

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What Else Can You Do to Live Better with COPD?

If you smoke, it’s time to quit.

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Air pollution, chemicals, dust and more can trigger a flare-up. Know your triggers and avoid them.

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Live an Active Life with COPD

Learn from one man’s determination to remain active with COPD.

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Watch Videos

Avoiding COPD Triggers

Learn how to avoid the things that make your COPD symptoms worse.

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Clearing Your Lungs

Learn three ways to get mucus out of your lungs so you can breathe easier.

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How to Use a Nebulizer

Learn how to use a nebulizer correctly.

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Taking Medicines After a Flare-Up

Learn how taking your COPD medicine correctly helps prevent flare-ups and trips to the hospital.

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Take This Chance to Quit Smoking

Find motivation to quit by comparing what you tell yourself about smoking and what the facts actually are.

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