Tag: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

A Quality Life: How Palliative Care Helps Joni Live Well with COPD

November 17, 2020

Sixty-six year old Joni knows all too well that living with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – or COPD – can be stressful. The main symptom is shortness of breath, which worsens over time. The disease and treatments also cause coughing, wheezing, tremors, and emotional effects, such as anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and insomnia.

When Joni’s lung doctor of more than a dozen years referred her to a palliative care doctor, the goal was to address the worsening symptoms from the illness and its treatments, and help Joni live her life in the fullest way possible.

This is Joni’s palliative care story.  … Read More

Palliative care can help you live well with COPD

July 17, 2018

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) can be difficult: shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing can make you avoid doing the things you used to love.  But COPD doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your life. Palliative care can help.

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