living well with copd

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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a destructive disease. It's the third highest cause of death in the United States. In 2015, the American Lung Association ranked Indiana in the top five worst state for COPD. It is most often associated with people who smoke or who have had long-term exposure to harmful fumes. There is no cure for COPD, but it can be controlled and even reduced and it's important to get a diagnosis as early as possible. 

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COPD is treatable with early detection

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the medical name for the family of diseases that cause breathing difficulties. Often referred to as COPD, the disease inflames your lung tissue. This inflammation causes obstruction in your respiratory pathways. It is most often associated with people who smoke or who have had a long-term exposure to harmful fumes.

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Living with COPD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease where people have difficulty breathing, continual shortness of breath, and a chronic cough. People diagnosed with COPD are facing a lifetime of breathing problems and symptoms. The more you know about the stages of COPD and what positive steps to take in each, the better your quality of life can be.

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important signs that point to COPD

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COPD - the common abbreviation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - is a common, long-term lung disease. People with COPD have an airflow problem that makes breathing very difficult all the time. The symptoms of COPD are often mild at first, but can progress and become debilitating. The more you know about COPD's risk factors and symptoms, the better you can reduce your chances of having the disease. 

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living with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a serious disease and according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, more than 12 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD. Left untreated, COPD can cause serious, lifelong disability and is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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