Over 11 million Americans live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. From chronic cough to shortness of breath to fatigue and wheezing, life is difficult with COPD. But with a good treatment plan and support network, COPD can be managed so that individuals affected can live full and active lives.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.
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