COPD care and solutions

How is COPD treated?

 

Although there is no cure for COPD, there are many effective therapy options available to help you manage your symptoms and slow the progression of COPD, so that you may enjoy a more active life.1

Close up of mans face contemplating COPD disease progression

Understanding disease progression

As a progressive disease, the symptoms of COPD that you experience are likely to increase in severity over time through four main stages. However, you can manage your symptoms and slow their progression⁶.
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Diet, exercise and nutritional advice

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating a nutritious, balanced diet and taking regular exercise can help you to control your symptoms and slow the progression of COPD⁷⁻⁸.
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How I can manage my COPD

Having a plan in place to manage your COPD is important. Managing your symptoms and lifestyle can help you cope with flare ups and improve your quality of life¹.

References

1. Healthline. COPD and You: Managing Your Symptoms.
http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/and-you-symptom-management#1
Accessed on 10 July 2015

2. Web MD. COPD treatments, improving your quality of life.
http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/copd-treatments-improving-your-quality-of-life
Accessed on 19 June 2015.

3. American Lung Association. Treatment options.
http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/treating-copd/treatment-options.html
Accessed on 4 August 2015.

4. American Lung Association. Instructions for COPD MANAGEMENT PLAN.
http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/living-with-copd/ala-copd-management-plan.pdf
Accessed on 15 May 2015.

5. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Pulmonary Rehabilitation. http://www.copdfoundation.org/Portals/0/Files/pdfs/AACVPR-FactSheet.pdf
Access on 6 June 2015.

6. Healthline. COPD: Symptoms and Stages.
http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/stages#Overview1
Access on 6 June 2015.

7. bettersleepandbreathing.com. Exercise and COPD: A Good Combination.
http://www.bettersleepandbreathing.com/post/80221781144/exercise-and-copd-a-good-combination
Accessed on 20 May 2015.

8. bettersleepandbreathing.com. Eating to Breathe Better. http://www.bettersleepandbreathing.com/post/81409498485/eating-to-breathe-better
Accessed on 20 May 2015.