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How Do I Connect With Real People Living With COPD?

Getting through life with COPD can sometimes feel intimidating or confusing, particularly when facing it without support. After receiving the diagnosis of COPD, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the abundance of new and unfamiliar information. Looking for someone who has experienced a similar situation but is unsure of where to find them?

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The good news: you don’t need to know someone with COPD (emphysema or chronic bronchitis) to hear real-life experiences and get your fears heard and your questions answered! You just need a COPD community like ours!

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Most people start by reading our articles about life with COPD from the people who know it best- our COPD Patient Leaders. The majority of the articles on this website are authored by individuals who have firsthand experience with COPD or are healthcare professionals, such as registered respiratory therapists or registered nurses. Additionally, we have contributions from our dedicated Editorial Team, who continually supply the community with the most up-to-date news and research updates.

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There is so much more to explore beyond articles! Feel free to ask any questions you have about COPD using our Forums. Utilizing our Forums conversations is an excellent way to get answers to any of your questions and concerns about living with COPD. You can directly hear from individuals who have experienced similar situations.

Forums are a great way to explore more deeply into a conversation focused on a specific topic. Topics cover a wide range, including managing frustrations related to COPD and receiving a diagnosis.

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Community stories

Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Am I the only one struggling with this?" or "Have others experienced this as well?" Our COPD community has been strengthened by the inclusion of community members who have shared their personal stories, offering unique insights and perspectives.

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