Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A Guide to Managing COPD
What Is COPD?
COPD is the name given to a set of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The hallmark symptom of COPD is difficulty breathing.
Pulmonary Tests & Procedures
Your health care provider has a number of tools available to help assess your condition. These include spirometers, peak flow meters, and chest x-rays.
Managing Your COPD
There is no cure for COPD. You can manage symptoms and slow the damage COPD causes to the heart and lungs by getting medical treatment.
The best thing you can do to prevent COPD is to never smoke. If you do smoke, quit.
Calculating Your Health
There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?