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Outcomes for COPD - Expert Video

Expert Video: How do I know my COPD is getting worse?

Expert pulmonologists describe what happens to COPD patients when their disease gets worse. A big problem that patients experience is increased trouble breathing as they go about their daily activities. If patients experience lung attacks or acute bronchitis on top of their COPD, it is a medical emergency that needs to be treated.

Outcomes for COPD - Expert Video
Outcomes for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

Is depression a concern with COPD?


Expert pulmonologists discuss depression in COPD and some of the factors that can make depression worse. COPD often limits normal abilities and daily activities, and flare-ups and worsening of COPD over time can also contribute to increased underlying depression. Patients should not feel ashamed and should talk to their health care provider about their depression.

Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Patient Video:

How has COPD impacted your life?


Patients describe their personal experiences with COPD and how it has impacted their lives. They discuss how COPD has affected their work, daily activities, recreational interests, relationships and the stress they experience living with COPD.

Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Patient Video:

Have you experienced sleep apnea with your COPD?


A patient with COPD describes his experiences with sleep apnea and anxiety. Sleep apnea testing and using oxygen to help with sleep is also discussed. He shares his views in order to help other COPD patients with similar experiences.

Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Outcomes for COPD - Patient Video
Patient Video:

Have you experienced anxiety or depression with your COPD?


Patients with COPD discuss the anxiety and depression they experience living with COPD, and how they try to manage it.


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