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If 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.

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