Managing Symptoms

  1. Antibiotics May Help COPD

    Treatment guidelines now recommend that antibiotics be used to treat worsening COPD caused by a bacterial infection.

  2. Breathe Easier with COPD

    Every breath can be a chore when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  3. COPD: Ease Anxiety About Shortness of Breath

    When you have COPD, you will feel short of breath at times. The medical term for this is dyspnea. Here are some ways you can control your breathing and stay calm.

  4. COPD: When Symptoms Get Worse

    Be aware of the early warning signs of change, such as more frequent symptoms or the onset of a new symptom.

  5. Five Steps to Knock Out Stress

    Stress can make COPD symptoms worse. Here are some quick ways to stay calm.

  6. Managing a Chronic Condition

    Part of the treatment for chronic conditions involves adopting the same healthy lifestyle habits that are important for everyone.

  7. Signs of Respiratory Distress

    It's important to learn the symptoms of respiratory distress to know how to respond appropriately.

  8. Take a Hand in Your Health

    To manage your COPD, it’s important to talk with your provider when you have questions about your symptoms, treatment, medications, exercise, or diet.

  9. Your COPD Action Plan

    Writing this document with your doctor can help you recognize a symptom flare-up—and take the right action to prevent serious problems.

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