Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Metered-Dose Inhaler
An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.
Making the Decision to Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan that will keep you on the path to being smoke-free.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation is based on a team approach. The team may include a physiatrist, respiratory therapist, a rehab nurse, physical therapist, and registered dietitian, and other specialists.
Managing Symptoms
Work with your health care provider to keep track of your symptoms. It's important to report if your symptoms change or become worse.
Managing Medications and Equipment
Make a list of medications you take and when you take them—and let family members know, too. If an emergency occurs, they'll need that information.
You can help to manage your COPD: Follow a healthy diet, get regular exercise, quit smoking, and stay up-to-date on your flu and pneumonia immunizations.
Preventing Complications
Planning a vacation? COPD doesn't mean you can't enjoy life—you'll just need to take extra precautions and check in with your doctor.

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