Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive long‐term lung disease that involves inflammation and thickening of the airways.1 Over time the disease makes it more difficult to breathe because the airways are obstructed, restricting the flow of air in and out of the lungs.1

What is COPD?

Symptoms include cough and shortness of breath. COPD is often a mix of bronchitis and emphysema. The risk of COPD is highest in smokers.

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COPD diagnosis and treatment

How is COPD diagnosed? How is COPD treated? Medication, exercise, oxygen and ventilation can help disease management.

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NIV for COPD. Can it help?

How does non-invasive ventilation help COPD? By enhancing the exchange of oxygen and C02, it can reduce hospitalization and improve quality of life at home.

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ResMed’s non-invasive ventilators for COPD.

ResMed’s ventilators help people with COPD manage their condition. Our ventilators are easy to use and are available in AirCurve™, Stellar™ and Astral™ models.

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