As many as half of people with COPD are undiagnosed.
That’s way too many men and women with a serious medical condition going untreated that reduces quality of life.
Currently, it is estimated that at least 30 million people in the United States suffer from chronic respiratory disease. This disease also has the grave distinction of increasing in the number of people affected every year.
The Pulmonary Education Research Foundation focuses on research, education and other support for COPD. Recently, we provided $7000 to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute for their Screening, Education and Research Program.
This program performed over 900 spirometry tests, offered pulmonary health education and support resources, and provided additional assistance to the over 20% of participants that were shown to have a pulmonary obstruction.