COPD Fact or Myth?

Test Your Understanding With These 10 Statements!

There are many misconceptions surrounding COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

But as Lesley Williams, Apria’s Market Clinical Trainer and a registered respiratory therapist, points out, “The first step to effectively managing your COPD is to have a better understanding of it. That’s why we created this blog.”

Take a moment to answer the following 10 questions and see how you do. 

Apria is a leader in COPD management

We offer custom treatment plans, work closely with your physician’s office care team to manage your COPD through its many stages, deliver a wide range of treatment options, and provide ongoing monitoring to optimize your treatment. Learn more.


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Apria is a leading provider of home healthcare equipment and related services across the USA, offering a comprehensive range of products and services for in-home care and delivery of respiratory therapy, obstructive sleep apnea treatment, and negative pressure wound therapy, along with additional equipment and services.