Symptoms include cough and shortness of breath. COPD is often a mix of bronchitis and emphysema. The risk of COPD is highest in smokers.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive long‐term lung disease that involves inflammation and thickening of the airways.¹ Over time the disease makes it more difficult to breathe because the airways are obstructed, restricting the flow of air in and out of the lungs.¹
What is COPD?
COPD diagnosis & treatment
How is COPD diagnosed? How is COPD treated? Medication, exercise, oxygen and ventilation can help disease management.
NIV for COPD. Can it help?
How does non-invasive ventilation help COPD? By enhancing the exchange of oxygen and C02, it can reduce hospitalization and improve quality of life at home.
ResMed’s non-invasive ventilators for COPD
ResMed’s ventilators help people with COPD manage their condition. Our ventilators are easy to use and are available in AirCurve™, Stellar™ and Astral™ models.