Navigating Life with COPD

  • Finding the Right Doctor
    Finding the right doctor can make a huge difference in your loved one.  A doctor that is passive may not push the patient enough, and a doctor that is too aggressive may... READ MORE
  • Fatigue: The Silent Symptom
    While dyspnea (labored or shortness of breath) is often the most experienced, and most recognized, symptom of COPD, fatigue, or lack of energy, is frequently cited as an even more impactful symptom–especially... READ MORE
Finding the Right Doctor
Finding the right doctor can make a huge difference in your loved one.  A doctor that is passive may not push the patient enough, and a doctor that is too aggressive may... READ MORE
There are several diagnostic tests to diagnose COPD. There are also a few tests to diagnose other medical problems concurrent with COPD, or to diagnose similar illnesses such as pulmonary hypertension (which... READ MORE

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Quite often, here at COPD.net, community members ask questions coming from their personal experience with COPD. It can be helpful to have our experts weigh in, in response to these types of... READ MORE

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It’s a classic battle between head and heart: Should a person with COPD have a pet? Allow me to spoil the ending for you: there’s no right or wrong answer. Pets can... READ MORE