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  • Information about COPD for friends & family
    COPD Awareness Ribbon

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a narrowing of the airways. This occurs in two main forms; chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD symptoms affects over 15 million Americans. 

    • Risk factors for COPD include exposure to gases or fumes, exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke or pollution, and frequent use of cooking products without proper ventilation. 

    • Chronic bronchitis involves a long-term cough with mucus. 

    • Emphysema is the destruction of lungs over time.

    • Most patients with COPD have a combination of both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

  • Helpful Resources for COPD 

    • The COPD Foundation can be found by clicking here.

    • The American Lung Associate has resources for those living in the United States. More information on their COPD page found here

    • The Canadian Lung Association support Canada in “leading nationwide and international lung health initiative.” Click here for more information. 

    • Exercise & Activity Guidelines for those with COPD from the Cleveland Clinic can be found here

    • Get Well Gifts for COPD

      • If a condition worsens for a loved one or family member in your life a get well gift may make them feel better by reminding them you care. 

      • Due to the nature of COPD affecting the airways we suggest staying away from scented flowers. Get well baskets and balloon bouquets are the perfect way to show your love and support.

      • Hospital Gift Shop offers the Affirmations for Healing ebook for a positive influence from families. 

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Get Well Gifts for Bronchitis, Emphysema or COPD