What is COPD?

COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.

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COPD affects more than 16 million Americans, making it the third-leading cause of death by disease in the nation.

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The average length of hospitalizations is 4.7 days due to COPD flare-ups or exacerbations.

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There are almost 90 COPD Support Facebook Groups and over 5,000 #COPDawareness hashtags used on Instagram.

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Although there is no cure for COPD, the good news is it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes. And one very important part of keeping COPD from progressing quickly is learning how to avoid COPD flare-ups.

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Flare-up quiz

READY TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON COPD AND COPD FLARE-UPS?

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Did you know COPD flare-ups may be serious business?

Yes, all the shortness of breath and coughing attacks could be hinting that something like a COPD flare-up is coming, so it’s important you Listen to Your Lungs. Take this quiz to hear more about what they’re saying.

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