COPD: Tips to help you
live every breath

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition affecting the lungs. Although living with COPD can bring challenges, with the right support and appropriate treatment, it can be managed effectively.

Here are some tips to help you to get the most out of life and live every breath.

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References

1. Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2017 report. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017. Available online at: http://www.goldcopd.org/gold-2017-global-strategy-diagnosis-management-prevention-copd Last accessed: September 2018.

2. Robinson H, et al. Facilitators and barriers to physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 28, Article number: 19 (2018) Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41533-018-0085-7 Last accessed: September 2018.

3. Kangovi S, et al. Decision-making and goal-setting in chronic disease management: Baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial. Patient Education and Counselling 2017; 100(3): 449-455.

4. Probst V, et al. Effects of 2 Exercise Training Programs on Physical Activity in Daily Life in Patients With COPD. Respiratory Care 2011;56(11)1799-1807.

5. Ribeiro F, et al. Should all patients with COPD be exercise trained? Journal of Applied Physiology 2013;114(9):1300-1308.