COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, affects millions of people in the US and around the world. It's the name given to a group of different lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. It's serious and has no cure, but it's also manageable. We'll get into all of that throughout this series.
We'll speak to those living with COPD, and we'll also speak to those who treat COPD.
Each episode looks at a different aspect of COPD from causes and symptoms, to diagnosis and treatment, and how people with COPD can live their life on their terms.
This series is not a substitute for a formal medical diagnosis or treatment, and if you have questions, talk to your qualified healthcare provider. Also, don't delay treatment or ignore medical advice because of anything you hear on any podcast. The COPD Podcast is intended to tell the stories of COPD, but most of all it aims to educate, because knowledge is power.
The COPD Podcast is part of Health Unmuted and created in collaboration with the COPD Foundation. Listen and follow this series on your favorite podcast app, and find useful links, references and more information on our website, healthunmuted.com. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates, and share the COPD Podcast with the people in your life.