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?

Symptoms include cough and shortness of breath. COPD is often a mix of bronchitis and emphysema. The risk of COPD is highest in smokers.

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.

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