Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Learn About COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease that is often preventable and treatable.
COPD Causes and Risk Factors
Over time, exposure to irritants that damage your lungs and airways can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The main cause of COPD is smoking, but nonsmokers can get COPD too.
COPD Symptoms and Diagnosis
Many people don't recognize the symptoms of COPD until later stages of the disease.
Find out what to expect from your doctor and how COPD is treated.
Living with COPD
It is inevitable that your life will change after being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may not be as easy to do the things you used to do before.
For COPD Health Professionals
If you are a healthcare professional treating COPD patients, it is important to stay informed about COPD care, resources and support options.
See the COPD research we are funding.
Become an advocate for policies that will help those with COPD and reduce the incidence of COPD in the future.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor about COPD
Ask your doctor these questions about COPD.
COPD Patient Resources and Videos
This library includes videos and other resources for COPD patients and caregivers.