Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive long‐term lung disease that involves inflammation and thickening of the airways.¹
Symptoms include build-up of mucus, cough and shortness of breath. Characterised by bronchitis and emphysema, the risk of COPD is highest in smokers.
How is COPD diagnosed? How is COPD treated? Medication, exercise, oxygen and ventilation can help disease management.
ResMed’s ventilators can help people with COPD manage their condition. Our non-invasive ventilator range includes Lumis™, Stellar™ and Astral™ models.
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.
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014. http://www.goldcopd.org/