Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD affects many lives from various communities and different nations. COPD is a disabling condition affecting the lungs and involving irreversible lung damage, so that the lungs can no longer function at full capacity. More and more people are being diagnosed with the condition each day. COPD is very disabling and many people find it hard to cope with the restrictions that it brings. People with COPD can suffer greatly and many do so in silence. There are medications that are available that will help to improve symptoms. Practical support is also at hand from various sources ranging from education about COPD to advice on coping with COPD. This book tries to provide the reader with a better understanding of COPD, giving an insight into the management of the condition. Living with COPD is no doubt difficult, understanding it will hopefully make the journey easier.