What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)- Diagnosis and Treatment

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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/