Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Understanding the GOLD Guidelines

Understanding the GOLD Guidelines;

As someone with COPD, you may find it helpful to know about the four components of care described in the GOLD guidelines. More
A Guide to Managing COPD
What Is COPD?
COPD is the name given to a set of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The hallmark symptom of COPD is difficulty breathing.
Managing COPD
There is no cure for COPD. You can manage symptoms and slow the damage COPD causes to the heart and lungs by getting medical treatment.
Preventing COPD
The best thing you can do to prevent COPD is to never smoke. If you do smoke, quit.
Health Quiz
Here is the latest information about nicotine replacements, inhaler therapy and other aids that can help you stop smoking.