A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, but it is especially important for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Here are some tips for making lifestyle changes and developing healthy habits to live a more active life with COPD.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases, asthma.
In most cases, COPD completely changes a person’s life, and it is hard to adjust to a new way of being in the world. You may have been active for all of your life, and now you can’t do the things you once enjoyed.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Also known by other names, such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, COPD has been diagnosed in more than 12 million people. If you or someone you know has symptoms such as chronic coughing, shortness of breath, or wheezing, see your doctor for a simple breathing test. By taking steps now, and talking with your doctor about treatment options, you can breathe better and enjoy a more active life.
Did you know that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? While more than 12 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD, doctors believe another 12 million don’t even know they have it.