COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive health condition. If you are one diagnosed with it, then you would be the best person to talk about its difficulties. You might go through various emotional outbursts, like anger, guilt and fear. But being patient is important in this kind of condition and adopts a mature and clear perspective out of this. Being diagnosed with COPD is not the end because there is lot to look forward since the occurrence of this condition. More than medications, therapies and such treatments, at this juncture of your life, it is rather very vital to have the support and care of all your friends and family. Therefore, it is rather and your utmost responsibility to let them know about such health conditions. Their encouraging word and support would be more effective than the modifications and other treatments. COPD causes lungs and breathing problems. It is during such conditions, you suffer from various health difficulties, such as, short of breath or breathlessness, chronic coughing, experiencing fatigue, sleeplessness and much more. Medications given for the treatment of these conditions also come along with its side effects, for example, affecting one's sleep. Therefore, all these require care, nourishment and complete attention from the part of your family and friends. So, you must convey this health news and talk to your friends and family immediately, without any delay. Take the help of your doctor, who can brief them with your condition further on. This way they would be gaining a professional insight to it. Your doctor is the best person who can guide both you and your closed ones through this journey of yours. He or she will give you all the advice and necessary steps to combat your condition. This way, there would be awareness about this disease amongst all. The best time to let your family and friends know about your diagnosis with COPD is when you are at the beginning or first stage of the condition. This way they would be able to be with you and take care of you before, the condition takes or transforms in the mild or severe stage. In this journey, support of family and friends would provide a boost to your mental peace and you would be more than encouraged to cope up with your condition. The reason to tell your loved ones is that they can assist you in times of emergency. They can be precautious and take measures of safety along with you. If your mom or wife knows about the things that you should or not, then you would not be left out on the nutritional requirements. Your friends would always be there to cheer you and assist you to de-stress, in fact your condition can lead your friends to adopt a healthy life style. You would be more like an example to them, to give up on negative habits, like smoking, if this was the cause for the development of COPD. So, letting the health news known to your close members is a must.