COPD The Basics


COPD the basics is designed for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The booklet provides information about COPD, how it is caused, the common symptoms, how it is diagnosed as well as treatment. The resource also delves into self-management, how to stay well and out of hospital.

Topics discussed in the COPD the basics book include:

  • Symptoms
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Treatment
  • Quitting smoking
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Vaccinations
  • Mental health
  • Flare ups (exacerbations)
  • COPD medicines
  • Oxygen therapy

If you would like to learn more about these topics read the Better living with COPD book or contact Lung Foundation Australia’s Information and Support Centre 1800 654 301.