COPD

Here you can find articles about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) including COPD symptoms and how to live a good life with COPD.

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Exercise and COPD: five simple steps to getting started

Exercise and COPD: five simple steps to getting started

If you are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, regular exercise can help you to strengthen and open up the muscles in your chest so that you find breathing easier over time.

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Care for a cleaner world – Why aiming for carbon neutral care matters, and what it means for asthma and COPD

Care for a cleaner world – Why aiming for carbon neutral care matters, and what it means for asthma and COPD

The detrimental impact of health care on environment and climate can be mitigated through minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offsetting – creating carbon neutral care options also for asthma and COPD.

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Breathing for happiness

Breathing for happiness

25 September marks World Lung Day – an important day for lung health advocacy and action. In this special feature story, we take a deep dive into the science of breathing with psychologist & researcher Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

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7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

There are many ways for you to control your asthma or COPD better, and one of the most important ways is using your inhaler correctly.

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Best for the planet and the patient – What to know about the environmental impacts of asthma and COPD care

Best for the planet and the patient – What to know about the environmental impacts of asthma and COPD care

How sustainable is your inhaler? Respiratory specialist, Professor Christer Janson’s ground-breaking study on the environmental impacts of asthma and COPD treatments, has revealed some surprising results.

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Is your COPD treatment plan up to date?

Is your COPD treatment plan up to date?

Simple adjustments can improve life with COPD. An annual check-up with a doctor is a must.

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Not just a ‘smoker’s cough’: 3 symptoms that could be COPD

Not just a ‘smoker’s cough’: 3 symptoms that could be COPD

Even for people who smoke, respiratory symptoms are not normal or inevitable – and they could be a sign of a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Spring’s in the air: 5 ways to take care of your lungs

Spring’s in the air: 5 ways to take care of your lungs

Spring can be a difficult time for people living with asthma and COPD. Read these 5 tips on improving your well-being during spring.

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Making the most of your inhaler

Making the most of your inhaler

Read these tips on the correct use of your device and the best way to clean, store and look after it.

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Living with COPD: Exercise is the best medicine

Living with COPD: Exercise is the best medicine

Being diagnosed with COPD marked a pivotal transformation in Jaana Koponen’s life. She shares the story of how exercise has slowed down the progression of her symptoms.

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Anxiety, stress, shortness of breath? This simple breathing exercise actually helps

Anxiety, stress, shortness of breath? This simple breathing exercise actually helps

When you're out of breath or need relief for stress or anxiety, try this breathing exercise.

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Opera singer’s inspiring tips for stronger breathing

Opera singer’s inspiring tips for stronger breathing

On 17 November 2021, World COPD Day, with its theme “Healthy lungs – never more important” will aim to help boost global awareness of the condition, to share the latest knowledge about this debilitating disease, and to discuss the various ways that can help to reduce the negative impact of COPD worldwide.

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COPD and flare-ups – how to get back on track

COPD and flare-ups – how to get back on track

There are many treatment options and lifestyle choices that can help keep COPD symptoms in check. However, unexpected flare-ups can happen. Read on for some important tips on what to look out for and how to respond if changes in symptoms cause concern.

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Top tips from a doctor: How to get ready for your asthma or COPD appointment

Top tips from a doctor: How to get ready for your asthma or COPD appointment

It can be hard to keep track of all the different elements of a face-to-face doctor’s appointment. Lung specialist Dr Silke Mronga, based in Germany, shares tips to help you get the most out of your time with your clinician.

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How to quit smoking and improve COPD symptoms

How to quit smoking and improve COPD symptoms

If you smoke and receive a diagnosis of COPD, one of the first things your doctor may advise is to put down your cigarettes. Quitting is possible and it is the single best thing you can do for your lungs.

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Differences in knowledge about COPD in Finland, Spain and Germany – How well do you know?

Differences in knowledge about COPD in Finland, Spain and Germany – How well do you know?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease for which there is no cure. However, the disease may be managed with the right treatment. In November 2020, the pharmaceutical company Orion Pharma commissioned a survey to find out what level of knowledge exists among ordinary people in Finland, Germany and Spain (N=1,000 for each country) concerning the symptoms and treatment of COPD.

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COPD in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about COPD

COPD in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about COPD

Tightness in the chest, wheezing and a persistent cough can be signs of COPD, which is a chronic lung disease. What causes COPD, what happens to your lungs and how is it treated? Here are answers to some common questions.

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How do I know if I have COPD?

How do I know if I have COPD?

What is COPD, how is it diagnosed and treated?

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Asthma and COPD travelling tips

Asthma and COPD travelling tips

Make your next holiday symptom-free and focus all your attention and energy on the call to adventure.

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Don’t let asthma or COPD ruin your love life

Don’t let asthma or COPD ruin your love life

Here are some tips for not letting asthma get in the way of your love life.

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Why do people get COPD?

Why do people get COPD?

While genetics and pollution may play a role, the leading cause for COPD in Europe is tobacco smoke.

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5 tips to boost your immune system for winter

5 tips to boost your immune system for winter

Here are a few useful tips to help you power through the cold and flu season.

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How to support someone with COPD

How to support someone with COPD

Dr. Daniela Figueiredo gives advice on how to support your loved one with COPD and yourself.

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How exercise can help with COPD

How exercise can help with COPD

Studies show that exercise can help people with COPD. The key is to go slow and steady.

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Living with COPD – ease the tightness with these fresh habits

Living with COPD – ease the tightness with these fresh habits

Read these steps towards effective COPD treatment.


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