Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a
lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD gets worse over time. You
can't undo the damage to your lungs. But you can take steps to breathe easier
and feel better.
- If you have severe COPD, you may find that you
take quick, small, shallow breaths.
- It's important to avoid
shortness of breath. Do all you can to make breathing easier. This includes
learning ways of breathing that can help the air flow in and out of your
- Breath training can help you take deeper breaths and reduce
shortness of breath.
- You must practice breath training regularly
to do it well.