16 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and millions more have symptoms of COPD but have not been diagnosed yet.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that causes difficulty breathing and shortness of breath due to airflow blockage, can be hard to understand and manage. The first step is to learn more about the condition.Sign Up to Receive
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Respiratory Health Association is working with families affected by COPD and policymakers at the local, state, and national levels to raise COPD awareness, improve care for people living with COPD, and prevent and reduce the prevalence of the disease.
For more information on managing your COPD with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please visit this page. We recently published an edition of Inspiration addressing COVID-19 as well.
Learn how the body is affected by COPD, common symptoms, and how COPD is diagnosed.
LIVING WITH COPD
Don’t let a COPD diagnosis stop you from living life to the fullest.
RHA’S COPD PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
RHA is working hard to advocate for and improve the lives of people living with COPD and prevent the disease from impacting others in the future.
RHA also works to support caregivers of people living with COPD. To participate in RHA’s Caring for COPD Caregivers study, during which you will receive a free COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit and be asked to use it for a year, click here.
You can help enact better policies and laws for people living with COPD.
Read about some of the COPD research efforts that Respiratory Health Association has supported related to better diagnosis and treatment.
Learn about progress RHA is making to improve the lives of people with COPD and their caregivers.