Living Well With COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema--Patient Education Guide

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Living Well With COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema--Patient Education Guide

Description

This patient education guide provides information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and important steps for better living for people diagnosed with the disease.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Living well with COPD
  • What is COPD?
  • Inside your lungs
  • How COPD affects the body
  • Causes of COPD
  • Symptoms of COPD
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Important steps for better living with COPD
    • Step 1: Quit smoking
    • Step 2: Flu (influenza) and pneumonia shots
    • Step 3: Understand your COPD medicines
    • Step 4: Exercise and get good nutrition
    • Step 5: Conserve your energy and control stress
    • Step 6: Control your breathing
    • Step 7: Use oxygen therapy
    • Step 8: Manage acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • Surgical options
  • Glossary and abbreviations
  • Additional resources

Developer:

American College of Chest Physicians; The Chest Foundation

Funding Sources:

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: June 0025
Last Updated: 03/13/13

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