Disease Overview

Welcome to the disease overview section of the COPD Knowledge Centre. This section of the Knowledge Centre aims to provide accurate and detailed information surrounding several topics in COPD. Click below to access each section or just continue scrolling down, the next page will load automatically.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Learn about the prevalence and burden of COPD, looking at how the disease presents over different ages and genders.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

Explore the pathophysiology of COPD including pathogenesis and risk factors.

Symptoms

Symptoms

Discover the various symptoms of COPD, how they impact people's lives and what is an exacerbation?

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Learn about the various methods of diagnosis for COPD, including airflow limitation measurement and a physical examination.

Treatment

Treatment

Read about the various different types of treatment available for COPD, such as muscarinic antagonists, methylxanthines and β2-agonists.