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Are You At Risk For COPD?

Posted by Staff on March 03, 2017

Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (otherwise known as COPD) affects 12 million Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s a blanket term for progressive respiratory issues that affect your body’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from your system and replace it with oxygen.

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Topics: COPD

Learn About COPD and How to Give Your Lungs a Rest

Posted by Staff on February 03, 2017

COPD is an acronym for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It’s an umbrella diagnosis for any type of chronic respiratory disease that progresses over time. Essentially, it’s any chronic respiratory issue that constricts your ability to breathe, and gets worse with time. While there is no cure, there are ways to treat COPD. There are even ways to prevent it!

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How to Breathe Easier and Live Better with the Aire Program

Posted by Staff on November 04, 2016

Usually, if something takes your breath away it’s a good thing, but not if COPD is the cause. Many people who experience increased breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing, or tightness in the chest, often mistake it as just a normal part of aging – when it can actually be related to lung diseases or disorders.

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Topics: Programs, COPD

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