National COPD Awareness Month
More than 11 million people in the United States are known to have the advanced lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, experts believe that many more may not be diagnosed. This common condition, the third leading cause of death in the US, inhibits the flow of air into and out of the lungs, making it harder to breathe over time.
COPD cannot be reversed, and there is currently no cure. However, with early detection, proper treatment, and some lifestyle changes, patients can slow its progression and breathe their best. For National COPD Awareness Month this November, learn more about this disease, signs to watch out for, and the number-one thing that patients can do to better manage their condition.