COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This information is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their families, friends and carers.

In this section you can learn more about COPD, read advice on how to manage breathlessness and exacerbations, learn about the support available, and order our COPD publications.

Positive living with a lung condition
COPD causes, symptoms and treatments
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition that affects your lungs. Learn more about COPD.
About COPD
Living with COPD
Living with COPD
We have lots of advice to help you live well with COPD. Read about managing exacerbations, dealing with breathlessness, and what to do if you’re leaving hospital.
Living with COPD
COPD patient passport
COPD patient passport
The COPD patient passport gives you personalised advice about your treatment. It can help you to talk about your care with your doctor.
Try our COPD patient passport
Donations and funds
Donate to our COPD appeal
Thanks to your donations we can run our helpline and Breathe Easy groups, provide health information, fund research into new treatments - and much more.
Donate to our COPD appeal
COPD self-management products
Order COPD publications
Order our COPD leaflets and booklets to help you understand and manage your condition with confidence.
Order COPD publications
Helpline support for COPD
Support for you
If you still have questions about COPD or want to meet others living with the condition, we have lots of support available.
Support for you
BLF health care professional
Information for health care professionals
We provide a range of resources and support for health care professionals working with people affected by COPD.
Information for health care professionals
COPD facts - smoking
COPD: the facts
View our infographics and discover the key facts about COPD in the UK.
COPD: the facts
Jim shares his story of living with COPD
World COPD Day
See how we got involved and raised awareness during World COPD Day 2014. 
World COPD Day