10 Things You Should Know About COPD

Learn About COPD Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Healing Breath

By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Knowledge is power. And if you're among the 12-16 million Americans who has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it's vital to take charge and learn to manage your symptoms. The first step is to understand the nature of your journey. Check out these ten facts about COPD and you'll be on your way to keeping better control and living a healthier life!

Sources: National Institutes of Health, Mayo Clinic

Holly Lebowitz Rossi is Beliefnet's Health editor and the co-author of the Fresh Living blog.

Related Topics: Physical Health, Illness, Copd, Breathing
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