COPD: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Posted on October 03, 2016

Below the surface, living with COPD can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and alternate days when we seem "fine." There's so much more to COPD than meets the eye. We know that COPD comes with hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, many of which appear invisible to outsiders. Most people don't see the many symptoms we experience.

On, the social network and online support group for people living with COPD, members discuss the chronic nature of the disease and its hidden symptoms. MyCOPDTeam has grown to reach 75,000 members and members have shared over 1 million conversations about life with COPD! Throughout the year we will share themes we see come up time and time on MyCOPDTeam. We chose the image of an iceberg to represent COPD symptoms because the life-impacting implications of a COPD diagnosis aren't obvious on the surface. Please share to spread COPD awareness!

This list is by no means exhaustive. What symptoms would you add?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I’ve been on oxygen for almost a year and gets harder each day it seems to be getting worse as time progresses ,makes it harder to get around

posted 13 days ago

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