COPD is a long-term disease of the lungs which causes shortness of breath.  COPD is an umbrella term for conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma which is irreversible. For facts and statistics on COPD read our COPD Backgrounder.

COPD Backgrounder 2016 (471 KB)

While there is no cure for COPD, there are things you can do to breathe easier and improve your quality of life particularly if it is identified and managed early.

COPD_FS Sep2015 (562 KB)