Introduction to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Introduction to understanding COPD for those with the condition and their family members. (3:10)
What is COPD?
Explains how COPD develops in different parts of the lung due to cigarette smoking and/or inhaling irritants (dust; fumes; smoke) in the air. (2:11 )
What Causes COPD?
Shows the different causes of COPD including smoking cigarettes and inhaling irritants in the air. (1:55)
Describes different treatments available to help those with COPD breathe easier. (2:32)
Medicines For Treatment of COPD
Describes different type of medications (inhalers and pills) to help make it easier to breathe for those with COPD. (3:39)
Key Points About COPD – What is It? and Available Treatments
Describes the importance of having a health care team knowledgeable about COPD. It also emphasizes the importance of not smoking, staying active, and using medicines to help you breathe. (1:43)