COPD and Depression
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
April 16, 2019
COPD and depression often coexist, with the stress of a diagnosis often acting as a trigger. Fight back against COPD-related depression with these tips.

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Lifestyle Changes to Make Living With COPD Easier

Five Lifestyle Changes to Make Living With COPD Easier

A lack of energy can make daily living with COPD a huge challenge, but there are steps you can take to boost your energy and improve quality of life.
by Russell Winwood on August 1, 2018

COPD and You: Taking Ownership of Your Disease

Taking ownership of your disease and personalizing it as “my COPD" may give you the ownership and responsibility you need to take care of yourself and COPD.
by Russell Winwood on July 24, 2018
Cleaning Chores and COPD

Tips for Saving Your Energy While Cleaning With COPD

If you suffer from COPD, you know better than anyone else how important is to save your energy. And let’s face it, daily chores do take lots of energy.
by Russell Winwood on January 30, 2018
Avoid COPD Flares

4 Tips for Avoiding COPD Flares

If you suffer from COPD, you know how sick you feel during a flare-up. The best thing to do is to avoid COPD flares — check out these tips to learn how.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 19, 2017
Improve COPD Symptoms

8 Easy Things You Can Do Today to Improve COPD Symptoms

By taking your medications, including lifestyle changes and breathing techniques, you can expect to see an improvement in your COPD symptoms.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 22, 2017

Decrease Chronic COPD Pain With a Realistic Approach

Studies have shown that COPD pain is comparable to the pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but pain treatment in COPD is not as simple.
by Angela Finlay and Krystina Ostermeyer on October 18, 2017
COPD Lifestyle Changes

5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Improve COPD Symptoms

There is a glut of information around today on just how you may better manage your COPD. Here are 5 COPD lifestyle changes.
by Russell Winwood on October 12, 2017
Video Keeping Yourself Safe From Secondhand Smoke

Keeping Yourself Safe From Secondhand Smoke

Russell shares his tips on how to avoid secondhand smoke, fumes, and other environmental factors that may trigger your COPD symptoms.
by Russell Winwood on September 29, 2017
Video Self-Care Tips For COPD Patients

Self-Care Tips for COPD Patients

Russell shares some self-care tips for COPD patients to help make it easier to manage the disease, minimizing risks, and COPD triggers.
by Russell Winwood on September 14, 2017
Video The Emotional Of COPD

The Emotional Toll of COPD

Russell talks about the emotional toll of COPD rather than the physical side – focusing on how your loved ones see you and the stigma around COPD.
by Russell Winwood on August 25, 2017