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Be aware of COPD in November

Monday, November 16, 2015

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. More than 11 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, but an estimated 24 million may have the disease without even knowing it. COPD causes serious long-term disability and early death. At this time there is no cure, and the number of people dying from COPD is growing.

There is treatment so seek a physician input if you:
Smoke or have a history of smoking
Are exposed to secondhand smoke, air pollution, chemicals or dust
Have symptoms such as shortness of breath, chronic cough or lots of mucus
Have family members who have had COPD

November is a time to enjoy the crisp outdoors as the pollen count is down

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health
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  • SPUNOUTMOM
    I just found a site on Mayo clinic's site that gave really good information. But thank you for posting this and bringing attention to this
    692 days ago
  • SPUNOUTMOM
    Can you recommend sites to find out information on? I have some clients who have this condition. And I would like more information to better serve them. Thank you. Thank you for posting this much information. I appreciate it.
    692 days ago
  • RICKI157
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    1695 days ago
  • CHALLENGER15
    My brother has COPD as well as his cardiac issues. Unfortunately, he continues to smoke.
    1695 days ago
  • ASOBFALLS
    My husband has been disabled by COPD since he was 58. He never smoked but did work with chemicals and was exposed to mold inside a building on a daily basis. Also years of exposure to second hand smoke when he was young.

    He wears oxygen on bad days and at night. Will not drive if his Oxygen saturation is below 95. But can usually do 3 to 4 hours of socializing or light duty work on any day.

    1695 days ago
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