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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:04



COPD Is the fourth-leading cause of deaths in the United States. Please read this link: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/paid-content/paid-content/fourth-leading-cause-death-u-s-woefully-underdiagnosed-n965846?mvt=i&mvn=e0f7cedb91a14319a238ca1cb6a456f7&mvp=NA-CNBC-11239420&mvl=+%5BNativeThreeUpStack+-+Desktop%5D

It’s natural as we age to notice our bodies slowing down; perhaps we aren’t as strong or as fast as we once were. Many Americans over 40 who have smoked mistake a chronic cough or general feeling of being tired as an inevitable sign of aging. In fact, they could be harboring the disease that is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.

From CNBC News:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a phrase that describes a group of lung conditions that are on the rise around the world. Like many diseases, early diagnosis and treatment of COPD is key, since no cure exists. COPD makes it difficult for patients to empty air from their lungs due to a narrowing of the airways. For many COPD patients, about 50 percent of lung capacity has already been lost by the time they’re diagnosed. Although COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., research funding lags behind due to misconceptions around the condition and a lack of diagnoses.

Understanding what COPD is and its effects could go a long way toward encouraging those who may have COPD to seek treatment.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:12
 

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