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With the right diagnosis, support and care, people with COPD can have a dramatically improved quality of life. Host a World COPD Day event to help raise awareness of COPD, the symptoms and management techniques.

People who unknowingly have COPD often mistake their symptoms as signs of ageing, lack of fitness or asthma. Many have also progressed to a point where their symptoms are affecting their day to day activities, such as hanging out the washing or cooking dinner.

Early diagnosis, combined with disease management programs at the early stages of the disease, can reduce the burden of COPD, improve quality of life, slow disease progression, reduce mortality and keep people out of hospital.

There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness of COPD and identify people at risk this World COPD Day.

Empower your patients to live well with their COPD

While there is currently no cure for COPD, there are things your patients can do to live well and stay out of hospital. 

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