HTS Rehab News – November 2017
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung disease such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. People with COPD suffer with continued and increasing breathlessness. The symptoms of COPD are sometimes difficult to notice because they can be mistaken for the common cold or normal aging. COPD affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States and over half of them are unaware of their condition. Taking note of your symptoms and asking your doctor to screen you can help avoid losing major function in your lungs.