One important part of managing your COPD is learning how to talk to your doctor and other healthcare professionals about how you feel, how to take your medicines and other medical treatments. Another important part of managing your COPD is finding help from others who share your disease and many of the same experiences. Here are some resources to help you best manage your COPD.
This COPD Management Tool is a 3-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a plan that is best for you. With a plan, you will know how and when to take your medicines, when to call your healthcare provider and when to get emergency care. A management plan also helps you track how you are doing, any concerns you may have and any changes in your health that are important to discuss with your doctor.
Each person's COPD is different and so is each management plan. We hope you will use the tools provided here to work with your doctor to make a plan that is right for you.