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

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Symptoms include build-up of mucus, cough and shortness of breath. Characterised by bronchitis and emphysema, the risk of COPD is highest in smokers.

COPD diagnosis and treatment

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

COPD diagnosis and treatment

COPD diagnosis and treatment

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

ResMed’s non-invasive ventilation solutions

ResMed’s ventilators can help people with COPD manage their condition. Our non-invasive ventilator range includes Lumis™, Stellar™ and Astral™ models.

The role of non-invasive ventilation in the treatment of COPD

How does non-invasive ventilation help treat COPD? By enhancing the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, it can reduce the likelihood of hospitalisation and improve quality of life at home.

References

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    Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014. http://www.goldcopd.org/