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Managing COPD

Breathing & Oxygen Therapy
Triggers cause airways to become inflamed. Avoiding or controlling triggers helps reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Exercise
Rehab combines exercise, emotional support, and education. You and your care providers work together to create a plan just for you.
Medications
Medications help prevent or relieve shortness of breath and other symptoms. To work, they need to be taken regularly.
Quitting Smoking
Smoking is a leading cause of COPD. Quitting is the best thing you can do for your lungs and your overall health.
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Did You Know?

The flu can cause serious problems for people with COPD, so make sure you get an annual flu shot. Also talk with your doctor about getting the pneumonia vaccine. 

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