Social Media Resources
Help raise awareness about COPD by sharing these graphics and sample posts on your social media channels. You may also be interested in our other social media resources, including videos, state-based COPD prevalence cards, The COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit and infographic, women and lung health graphics, and a work-related COPD infographic.
Use these graphics and sample posts throughout the year to promote COPD awareness.
- Use hashtags: #COPDMonth in November and #BreatheBetter year-round
- Tag us! @BreatheBetter on Twitter and @BreatheBetter on Facebook
Signs and symptoms of COPD
Ongoing cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.
Nearly 5 million people living in rural counties have been diagnosed with COPD.
Hundreds of thousands more don't know they have it.
Common risk factors for COPD
Age 40+, history of smoking, long-term exposure to lung irritants, and rare genetic condition Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency.
A path to breathing better, helps to reduce COPD symptoms, increase physical activity, improve daily function of life, and improve emotional health.
COPD Management may include: medications, pulmonary rehab and healthy living and lifestyle changes.
Caregiving can be hard. Look out for signs of stress or depression:
Always feeling tired, Getting sick often, Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, Feeling irritated, impatient, or forgetful.
How can COPD affect work?
1 out of 4 people with COPD say they're unable to work. At least 1 out of 3 say they're limited in what they can do.
Women & Lung Health
Women are more likely than men to have COPD and asthma. They also have more severe symptoms.