Jan 19

Understanding COPD: Risk factors, warning signs, symptoms and treatment

By MD for Seniors

An ongoing cough may be the first warning sign of your loved one developing COPD.

Receiving the news that you or a loved one has developed a condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be overwhelming.

According to the American Lung Association, there are more than 11 million people who have been diagnosed with the disease, but it’s predicted that millions of others have it and don’t even know it.

If you’re concerned about your respiratory health and want to be more aware of what could happen in the future, it’s important to educate yourself on the risk factors, early warning signs, symptoms and treatment options for COPD. Here’s what you need to know:

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