Home > Medical > COPD > Living with COPD Living with COPD All sections in COPD » About COPD » COPD and Medication » FAQs » Living with COPD » COPD News » Smoking » The Lungs 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. Psychological aspects of living with COPD Being diagnosed with COPD is stressful. How you deal with it on a mental level will have an impact on your physical health. Subscribe to the Newsletter » Join us on Facebook » Ask Stop Smoking Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Anti-Tobacco Art Living with cystic fibrosis Cheryl Vermeulen has been on antibiotics since she was 10 days old and, by all calculations, shouldn't be alive today. COPD and clothing There is no point in complicating your life by choosing the wrong clothing. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!