Breathe easier. At Affinity Health System, we can help you control your COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a condition of narrowed air passages Which cause shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. Smoking is the chief cause of COPD, but environmental and occupational (work) exposures may also play a part. Early detection and treatment of COPD can slow the disease and improve quality of life.
The diagnosis of COPD should be considered in persons over 40 years of age:
- persistent or worsening shortness of breath
- chronic cough/sputum production
- decreased activity tolerance.