Illustration 1: Lungs

It can feel like you’re always carrying COPD with you.

But it doesn’t need to weigh you down.



People told us that COPD is something that’s difficult to forget: “It’s there wherever you go”. Some felt separate from the condition: “It’s there but don’t make it yours”, with one describing it as the “beast inside”.

The lifestyle changes people have to make can also be a constant reminder of the condition. It was generally agreed that a good day with COPD was one in which you could put it to the back of your mind and go about normal life.