Reviewed by Kristen E. Holm,

A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for you or a loved one can seem like devastating news. A life with COPD is different than a life without COPD and coping with these changes is a significant challenge to overcome. The good news is that people with COPD continue to live active, full lives. We offer six steps that will help you to better understand and manage your life with COPD.

To get the most out of these pages, we recommend that you print these pages or write your answers on a blank piece of paper.  

Step 1: Your Life With COPD

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