Are You at Risk for COPD?
Maybe you’ve seen the commercials, or perhaps you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also referred to as COPD. It is commonly used as an umbrella term for emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and bronchitis.
COPD is an incurable lung condition that restricts airways and can worsen over time. Some of its many symptoms include: coughing, wheezing, phlegm, and shortness of breath. In the early stages, you may feel tightness in your chest and have trouble breathing. It usually affects the older and aging population. You should know that it is not contagious, but it may deteriorate your quality of life over time.
Are You At Risk, Do you Have COPD?
According to the COPD Foundation, if you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to get tested for COPD:
- Do you have a history of smoking?
- Have you had long-term exposure to air pollutants (including pollution and second-hand smoke)?
- Do you have chronic coughing or wheezing?
- Do you have shortness of breath that has become worse over time?
- Can you keep up with people of your own age?
Many people with COPD have found success with inhalers, such as Serevent Diskus that open up their airways by relaxing their muscles, and prescriptions that help reduce the inflammation of their lungs. There are also many non-medical things you can do to help you feel better and improve your quality of life such as getting regular exercise, eating healthy meals and snacks, using non-toxic cleaning products, etc.
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Instructions and Disclaimer: The content on this website is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses. Always consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health.
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