A general term for chronic, non-reversible lung disease that is usually a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
This category is for sites dealing with any of the COPD diseases such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Sites submitted to the main category should contain a range of information about the condition. Please check to see if your site is better suited to one of the sub-categories before submitting.
A bronchial inflammation that is persistent, often caused by cigarette smoking, exposure to other irritants or recurrent infection, is characterized by mucus secretions, cough, and frequently increasing difficulty in breathing.
An abnormal condition of the lungs in which there is over inflation of the air sacs of the lungs, leading to a breakdown of their wall, a decrease in respiratory function, and, in severe cases, increasing breathlessness. It appears to be associated with chronic bronchitis, smoking and advancing age; one form that occurs early in life is related to a hereditary lack of an enzyme.
This category is for personal pages that include information about COPD, or for personal accounts of living with the condition.
Please submit to this category if your site is a personal page including information about COPD, or a personal account of living with the condition.
If the emphasis of your site is to offer information about the condition, you may submit it to the main category, where it will be assessed.
Sites in this category serve the support needs of people with Emphysema or similar conditions.
The sites provide information and resources.
Many sites provide up to the minuet news on issues related to health.
All sites listed are interactive - you will find message boards & chat areas.
Use these sites for educational & support purposes only.
They should not be used as a substitute for a consultation
with your doctor or other health care provider.
Sites offering general information about COPD treatments.