Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a combination of lung diseases, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that can make it hard to breathe. Its symptoms are similar to asthma.
COPD is usually preventable. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, and smokers are at a greater risk of having both asthma and COPD.
It is important to make a proper diagnosis of asthma and/or COPD because treatment can differ. COPD is managed with bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids and lifestyle management.
Medical Review June 2019.
Other Health Conditions
- Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Nasal Polyps
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Respiratory Infections
- Nasal Allergies (Rhinitis)
Knowing how to manage asthma is important for better health and quality of life. We offer an online course called ASTHMA Care for Adults. This comprehensive program covers a full range of topics everyone with asthma needs to know. This self-paced online course is presented in different formats, such as videos, animations, handouts and more.