Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive disease of the lungs that causes shortness of breath. This debilitating disease literally takes your breath away and causes shortness of breath while it causes constant changes in breathing. In this country alone, 160,000 people die from the disease each year. With a noticeable number of cases in rural America, COPD has become a health disparity in economically deprived rural areas.
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week serves as an opportunity to celebrate the success of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, raise awareness of the benefits it provides to patients with lung disease and to thank all those who are play a role in COPD treatment and research. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is the process by which people who are disabled with lung disease are able to return to a more active and enjoyable li