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Living with COPD

13 quick facts on COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is often referred to by people as emphysema. It is often a condition afflicting long-term smokers.

Check your emphysema risk

Older people who do get this disease had the foundations for this disease laid decades before the first symptoms appeared. So young people need to read this too.

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COPD and clothing

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COPD and leaving the house

There are many things to consider before going out, if you have COPD. The weather, pollution levels and your energy levels being of the most important.

COPD and shopping

Going shopping is essential, but there are many things you can do if you have COPD to make this less strenuous.

COPD, you and housework

Where housework is concerned there are many things those with COPD can do to make the burden lighter.

COPD and exercise

If you have COPD, you should not attempt any exercise before consulting your doctor.

COPD and meal preparation

Preparing meals can be strenuous - even for those people who are healthy. If you have COPD, careful planning lies at the centre of dealing with this issue.

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