Even though there is no cure for COPD, COPD can be treated.

What are the goals of COPD management?

COPD management aims to:

  • relieve COPD symptoms
  • prevent COPD from getting worse
  • reduce the number of COPD exacerbations (COPD flare-ups) and make flare-ups less severe
  • make it easier to exercise and do daily activities
  • treat flare-ups quickly and reduce the risk of health problems due to COPD

What does COPD management involve?

Your COPD management will likely include:

How does my doctor choose a COPD treatment for me?

COPD treatment is based on how severe your COPD is and how often you have a flare-up.

Different treatment options are recommended for mild, moderate, and severe COPD.

It's important to know how severe your COPD is so you can make sure you're on a treatment that's appropriate for you. Learn more about the difference between mild, moderate, and severe COPD.

Take the COPD Assessment TestTM to find out how COPD impacts your life and whether it's time to talk to your doctor about optimal COPD treatment. Get your personalized Doctor Discussion Guide to help you prepare for your visit.