Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - adults - discharge

COPD - adults - discharge; Chronic obstructive airways disease - adults - discharge; Chronic obstructive lung disease - adults - discharge; Chronic bronchitis - adults - discharge; Emphysema - adults - discharge; Bronchitis - chronic - adults - discharge; Chronic respiratory failure - adults - discharge

You were in the hospital to treat breathing problems that are caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD. COPD damages your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe and get enough oxygen.

After you go home, follow instructions on taking care of yourself. Use the information below as a reminder.

When You're in the Hospital

Keep Active


Stay Away From Infections

Save Your Energy at Home

Going Home With Oxygen


When to Call the Doctor