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Keeping COPD Under Control

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Medications for COPD

If you're living with COPD, you may be prescribed multiple medications to help control your symptoms and prevent flare-ups. Understanding how each of those medications are given, and how they work, will help you stick with your treatment plan. Keep track of your options ›

Understanding COPD Flares

Many things can make your lung disease suddenly get worse: the common cold, pneumonia, acute bronchitis, missing doses of your regular breathing medicines, or exposure to smoke, dust, or other air pollutants. Find out what happens when symptoms worsen

Is Your COPD Under Control?

COPD is a progressive disease, but its symptoms can be managed.

8 Ways to Prevent COPD Flare-Ups

COPD can't be cured, but it can be managed. Certain factors are within your control, and there's plenty you can do to make your life easier and keep flare-ups at bay. Get 8 tips for preventing flares

More Treatments for COPD

The best thing you can do for COPD is to quit smoking. To make it easier, you need a plan. Try these 5 steps to kick the habit ›

Living Better with COPD

If you’re living with COPD, you may think you can’t exercise. But exercise is critical to maintaining lung function. Try these workouts ›

Reference: Lungs, Breathing and Respiration section on Better Medicine


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COPD is a disease that gets worse with time.