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About COPDIf you have COPD, you are not alone. More than 12 million Americans are diagnosed with COPD every year, with an additional 12 million remaining undiagnosed. Since 2000, COPD has claimed the lives of more women than men, showing COPD is no longer a “man’s disease,” as it was once considered.  

COPD is a serious, progressive lung disease that can make it difficult to breathe and get enough oxygen into the body. It can make simple activities like walking up the stairs or running daily errands challenging. Although there is no cure, it is possible for you to live well with COPD.

Are you ready to take action? If so, here are a few resources to help start your journey for living a healthy, fulfilling life.

Start Living Well Today
Follow these simple lifestyle and home remedy steps to better control your COPD and improve your quality of life. 

Learn More
Complete this patient workbook to learn about COPD, how your lungs work, causes and symptoms, treatment options, and more. Be sure to talk to your health-care provider if you have questions.

Think you might be at risk for COPD? Take this short screener.

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Risk Factors
Preparing for Your Appointment
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The Take Control. Live Well. campaign is made possible through a charitable grant from AstraZeneca. 

Patient education resources supported in part by grants from Forest Laboratories, Inc., Pfizer, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.