EFFORTS — PO Box 20241
Kansas City, MO 64195–0241

Phone: (877) 2–ENDCOPD
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COPD Causes, Symptoms, & Tips

The information herein comes from many sources on the Internet and our members and Medical Professionals. We thank the sources we have used for providing this information to us. EFFORTS presents this information to help educate those with emphysema and lung disease and help them cope. It is not intended or implied to be a substitute for the professional medical advice of your healthcare providers.

If you have suggestions for additions to the information shown on this page, please contact us at efforts.managers@gaggle.email.


An A to Z overview of the types of COPD, stages, symptoms and comorbidities.


Easy techiniques to relieve breathing distress.


Overviews of the direct and indirect causes of COPD, and the risk factors that make people more susceptible to getting lung disease.


Sick lungs don't show. Tips for daily living and information for loved ones, friends, and caregivers.


Explanation of diagnosis process and tests.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


There is additional information from organizations in the US and around the world.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Long time EFFORTS member and advocate for COPD issues, Jim Nelson, researched stem cell therapy and found it wanting.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.


Basic information about types and stages of disease, symptoms and comorbidities.