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COPD RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) describes a family of lung disorders, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is sometimes also referred to as Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD).

If you suffer from chronic lung disease, there are a number of resources available that address diagnosis, treatment and, generally, living with lung disorders such as COPD. We have compiled a few of these resources for you here:

  • Natural Health Nexis
    The official Distributor for Online Lung Flute Sales covers worldwide e-Commerce sales and also provides a series of Patient Guides including a COPD Guide, a Bronchitis Guide, and an Emphysema Guide. These articles define the disease and discuss causes, symptoms, pathophysiology, stages, life expectancy, diagnosis, treatment, and the current lack of a cure.
  • About.com
    Deborah Leader, RN, COPD Guide, maintains an informative and frequently updated COPD guide that covers everything from the definition and symptoms of COPD to diagnosis, treatment and living with COPD.
    Read the About.com review of the therapeutic Lung Flute for Home Care®
  • American Lung Association
    With information that includes how to stop smoking, the ALA is committed to "Fighting for Air" and publishes a highly informative website about lung diseases and lung disorders.
  • British Lung Foundation
    The U.K.-based BLF charity provides information for a number of lung diseases. The site's COPD section also offers some information in multiple languages, including Bengali, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    This respected U.S. government resource offers copius information about COPD, including a list of relevant publications and resources for further research.
  • COPD FoundationThis U.S.-based not-for-profit organization's mission is to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • COPD Digest
    A good source for up-to-date developments, this digest is published by the COPD Foundation.
  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
    GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of COPD and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world. Their website includes information about World COPD Day.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    global perspective on COPD, including world statistics and NGO and government-sponsored efforts to combat the diseases.

About this Resource

This list of COPD resources is brought to you by Medical Acoustics, maker of the FDA-cleared Lung Flute®. The Lung Flute relieves lung congestion and clears mucus brought on by COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, or other chronic respiratory ailments. Learn more about the therapeutic benefits of the Lung Flute.

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