COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult, it cannot be cured. But there are many things you can do to improve your quality of life. With the right treatments and key lifestyle changes, you can live better with COPD. This booklet explains COPD and how you and your health care provider can work together to manage it well. You will learn what causes COPD, how COPD can be treated and ways to remain active with COPD.