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Your Best Day with COPD

Treatment, nutrition, and exercise advice, plus dos and don'ts, all targeted to your needs and designed to make living with COPD a little easier.
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Do have hope

At one time, COPD was considered a death sentence. Today, there's reason for optimism.

Once people know they have COPD—in the early stages, the symptoms can be easy to ignore—they can exercise, quit smoking, and take medication to prevent further lung damage.

"With those three things together, my patients can have an absolutely normal life," says says Antonio Anzueto, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, who is also chair of the U.S. COPD Coalition. "This can be a treatable disease."

Next: Do commit to pulmonary rehab

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