Two main traits of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a restricted airway and limited airflow to the lungs. While COPD is not reversible, medications can help patients breathe better.
An ongoing cough, lots of mucus, shortness of breath – these are all signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But to properly diagnose COPD, patients must take a specific breathing test. Without this test, patients could be misdiagnosed.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of Americans. Unfortunately, millions more don't know they have the disease. According to a new study, race and gender may influence who gets diagnosed.
As summer approaches, you're probably not thinking about lighting up your fireplace. But here's something to think about the next time cold weather rolls through: burning wood in your home could be damaging your lungs.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffer from depression more often than others. As depression can worsen the health status of COPD patients, it's important to know which patients are most at risk.