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The Different "Types"


Know Your Meds - A Reference Guide for Canadians


(pdf version)


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Are You Newly Diagnosed?



If Nothing Else, Read This


Just Between Us - From Your Fellow COPDer's



Breathing Distress


Anxiety & Pursed Lip Breathing (PLB) (Part 1)


Pursed Lip Breathing   (Part 2)


Diagphagmatic Breathing


Exhale & Relax

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(Understanding Them)



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About Them, Why Own One




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Why It's Important


Nutritional Needs & Foods To Avoid

For COPD Caregivers & Support People



Dear family


Sick Lungs Don't Show

Lung Transplant



Lung Transplant Ctrs in Canada


Meet Melody (pre transplant ) The Waiting


Post Transplant Q's &A's of Melody


Follow a Couple of Tx Patients on Their Journey

This site & the information contained herein Jackie Whitaker 2005 - 2014

Welcome to

COPD Canada


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease



Currently the 4th leading cause of death and projected to be #3 by 2020.



According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 - 2011,  there was   1.3M   "reported"  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of    4M   Canadians with a lung function indicative of this  disease.


 Map source:  Govt. of Canada



 Help yourself  by learning to live with COPD, not  simply  "suffering from."


Patients, caregivers, family members, the general public, clinicians, students, organizations.....  everyone can learn and benefit from the information herein. 




To Patients....

You Are  NOT Alone!!!



Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you.




The Weekly Updates Below

(as of March 30th, 2014)



Recent COPD Q's & A's of RRT, Mark Mangus


COPD In The News  (will be uploaded on March 31st)



This site is currently undergoing  updates and changes. 

Please help by reporting broken links or important feedback to    Thank You!




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