Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a series of progressive lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and nonreversible asthma. Its predominant characteristic is increasing breathlessness, which can make day-to-day tasks difficult and daunting.
Understanding how to manage the condition — and knowing you aren’t alone — can make things easier.
Each year, Healthline searches for online COPD resources that share information and support for those who need it. We hope these blogs bring you insight, perspective, and community.
Anyone looking for information about COPD or opportunities for action will find it at the COPD Foundation. On the blog, members share personal stories about their experiences with COPD. Staff articles include tips for healthy living, medications and therapies, relevant health policies, and common questions and answers.
People newly diagnosed with COPD will find inspiration at COPD Athlete. Russell Winwood completed his first Ironman following his diagnosis with stage 4 COPD. His blog serves as a powerful reminder that no one should be defined by a disease. Readers will find stories of other respiratory heroes, tips for nutrition and staying active, current COPD news, and podcast episodes.
COPD News Today serves as a news and information website about the disease, which makes it a go-to resource for the latest studies, statistics, and product reviews. For the most current information about anything related to COPD, start here.
From the makers of portable oxygen machines designed for those who need oxygen therapy comes a blog that offers a mix of great content. From tips on preparing for a pulmonary function test to the performance of over-the-counter canned oxygen canisters, this is information for anyone navigating COPD and considering portable oxygen use.
COPD.net aims to empower patients and caregivers with the most accurate information from the most trustworthy sources. Readers will find articles written by the leading experts in the field of COPD. From tips about how to identify the toxins in your home to building the best workouts for you, COPD.net has practical information. Visitors can also join the conversation by posting about their own experiences with COPD.
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