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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A list of high-quality patient information materials on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease appears below. Check the box alongside each item you would like to recommend to your patient (up to a maximum of 10 resources). Then use the form to send the links to them by email or WhatsApp.

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Author: British Lung Foundation

Date: September 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about what COPD is, what causes it and the main symptoms.

Author: NHS

Date: September 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about stopping smoking, inhalers and tablets, pulmonary rehabilitation, surgery and lung transplant.

Author: British Lung Foundation

Date: August 2020

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about why exercise is important, what activities to do, how to stay motivated and available support.

Author: British Lung Foundation

Date: February 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about flying when you have COPD, including what you may need to bring with you and extra support available.

Author: British Lung Foundation

Date: April 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about living with COVID-19 and a lung condition, including guidance for the clinically vulnerable, symptoms and recovery.

Author: British Lung Foundation

Date: September 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the diferent medications for COPD, including steroid inhalers. Videos on how to use different inhalers.

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