• Even though there is no cure for COPD, it can be managed with appropriate treatment. Optimal treatment will likely improve your general well-being.

  • COPD treatment can help reduce symptoms, prevent flare-ups, and make it easier to do daily activities.

  • If you have a COPD flare-up (sudden worsening of symptoms or when new symptoms appear), it's important to follow the instructions given by your doctor and seek treatment as soon as possible, before the flare-up gets worse. This can help reduce your risk of ending up in the hospital.

  • COPD symptoms such as shortness of breath are not a normal part of aging, and can be managed with appropriate treatment.

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