Quality Home Care for COPD
- Increasing breathlessness
- Persistent chesty cough with phlegm
- Frequent chest infections
- Chest tightness
- Chronic cough
- Cyanosis (blueness) of the lips or fingernails
- Frequent respiratory infections
- Lack of energy
- Unintended weight loss
American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST Foundation)
The CHEST Foundation website provides education related to COPD, including information on symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association website can teach you how to protect your health if you have COPD and point you to the latest COPD research, as well as connect you with programs and services to make everyday life easier.
A not-for-profit organization created in 2004, the COPD Foundation supports research, education, and advocacy programs. Its website can connect you with a community of patients and caregivers affected by COPD.
National Emphysema Foundation
The NEF website provides regularly updated news and information on research and treatments related to emphysema and other forms of COPD. Its archives include articles on COPD prevention and healthy habits for living with COPD.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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