Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects 12 million Americans-most of them smokers. Here, we'll cover the basics on America's fourth leading cause of death.
One of the most recommended forms of COPD treatment is a lifestyle change. Quitting smoking can immensely improve the patient's condition. Check out our video to find more.
COPD can't be cured, but its symptoms can be treated. Learn the methods that doctors use to make patients with this breathing disorder more comfortable.
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