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Symptoms of COPD
The symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) usually develop over a number of years. You may not be aware of the condition.
Causes of COPD
There are several things that may increase your risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), many of which can be avoided.
Diagnosing COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually diagnosed after a consultation with your GP, as well as breathing tests.
Treating COPD
There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but treatment can help slow the progression of the condition and reduce the symptoms.
Living with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can affect many aspects of your life. However, there are some simple tips and techniques to help reduce its impact.
'I thought, I can either be miserable or I can live life to the full'
Lynn Ashton, 46, was having a happy Christmas dinner until a candle set her plastic tablecloth alight.
'When I woke up, I could hardly breathe'
With a little help, Eddie Brownlow realised he could manage his COPD and get on with life.
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See what your doctor sees, find out what is happening with your Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatment and what the next steps might be.