Even with COPD,   there’s always a way to #makelifebetter

 

COPD is estimated to affect more than 210 million people worldwide1 as the fourth leading cause of death, and is becoming more prevalent every day2. But through education, engagement, and empowerment we can help those affected by the disease live a fulfilling life.

With COPD, breathing can be difficult –

Living life doesn’t have to be.

Improving lives is at the heart of the Philips mission. 

We take our responsibility and commitment towards building a healthy society seriously by developing meaningful innovation that can help people manage COPD and ultimately breathe easier.

 

But people can’t find solutions for a problem they don’t know they have or benefit from solutions they don’t know exist. At Philips, we understand our commitment to making lives better for COPD patients starts with education.

With the right diagnosis, management plan, therapy, and moral support, people affected by the disease can realize a full life. But don’t take it from us. Help us to spread the word of hope as told by COPD athlete Russell Winwood and his physician Dr. Wayne Kelly.  

 

For every share these videos receive, Philips will donate $1 to further globalize the COPD Foundation’s 360SOCIAL Community, up to $25,000.

What is COPD?

What is meant by chronic obstructive is that it is not reversible. Patients don’t go back to baseline lung function as they would with asthma.”

- Dr. Wayne Kelly

What is COPD

Even with COPD,

there’s always a way to make life better.

What are the symptoms of COPD?

The main symptom that never goes away is shortness of breath."

- Russell Winwood

What are the symptons

Only about half of the estimated 210 million people with COPD have been officially diagnosed3Think you or a loved one may be experiencing COPD symptoms?

What do I do if I suspect I have COPD?

The earlier you can get diagnosed, the better chance you’ve got of slowing the progression of the disease and having a better quality of life.”

- Russell Winwood

What do i do

Taking a spirometry test is the best way to truly diagnose COPD and determine an appropriate treatment regimen with your physician.

How do I live with COPD?

For anyone who is newly diagnosed, the best thing they can do – and it’s hard – is try to be positive about their outcomes... Do your research and talk to your doctor about ways you can manage your disease better.”

- Russell Winwood

Living with COPD

One of the most important ways to manage your COPD is to connect with others like you who are going through the same thing.  

COPD360 helps you do just that!

Awareness is just one way Philips is helping patients breathe easier.

 

Our solutions are helping make life better for hundreds of thousands of people affected by COPD.

Education

Day to day COPD tips and patient stories.

Nebulizers

Administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs.

Monitoring

Allow physicians and caregivers to identify problems remotely through networked devices in patients’ homes.

Non-invasive home ventilators

Through a mask, forces air into the lungs at night and other times when needed.

Oxygen concentrators

Converts room air into a concentrated form of oxygen.
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Help make a difference for the more than 200 million people living with COPD all over the world.

 

For every share these videos receive, Philips will donate $1 to further globalize the impact of The COPD Foundation, up to $25,000.

 

Or, you can donate directly using the button below.

1  COPD Foundation, COPD Uncovered Report. 2011. Retrieved from: https://www.copdfoundation.org/pdfs/copd-uncovered-report-2011.pdf

2 Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, et al. Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012; 380(9859): 2095-128.

3COPD Foundation, COPD Uncovered Report. 2011. Retrieved from: https://www.copdfoundation.org/pdfs/copd-uncovered-report-2011.pdf