Managing your COPD
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is a term used for a number of lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In COPD the muscles around the airways tighten and get narrower making it difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. There are a number of useful resources to help manage your COPD:
COPD assessment test
To measure what impact the COPD is having on your life, you can use the online COPD Assessment Test.
Smoking is a major cause of COPD. Speak to your doctor or COPD nurse about stopping smoking and follow the links below for more support services.
NHS Stop Smoking Services
Helpline 0800 022 4 332
Ground Floor, 211 Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
Download the NHS Smokefree app to help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation.
British Lung Foundation
Visit the British Lung Foundation website for information and advice on living with COPD.
Breathe Easy support groups
The British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy support groups provide support and information for people living with a lung condition, and for their carers. Visit the British Lung Foundation page on Breathe Easy Support Groups for more information.