You may have heard the acronym COPD tossed around without truly knowing what this disease, or rather group of diseases entails. Millions of Americans are affected by COPD, and many of them are not even aware that they have it. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with COPD, or think you may be suffering from COPD, here is everything you need to know about the condition.
Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the most common kinds of lung disease. Given that the main symptoms for both of them are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, it’s often difficult to identify which condition you have. Despite their similarity in symptoms, both Asthma and COPD have some very distinguishable differences that allow for them to be easily told apart. Read more to learn what those are!
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is caused by inhaling pollutants, second-hand smoke, and genetics. Here are 6 things you didn’t know about COPD.
The most common cause of COPD is smoking. Does it mean that the non-smokers are safe from COPD?