How to Explain COPD To Friends and Family

4 thoughts on “How to Explain COPD To Friends and Family

  1. Nan (Nnette) Werley says:

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  2. Thanks for explaining simply that COPD is the thickening of airways in the lungs and also the destruction of lung tissue. One of my friends has bad breathing problems, but we haven’t determined what it is. I’ll have to look into a physician practice that can help treat COPD.

    1. PERF says:

      Dear David,

      The world could use more good friends like you! There is so much more we could tell you, and your friend, but the most important is to find a pulmonologist, a doctor who specializes in breathing problems, to find out what is going on. There are many things that can cause breathing problems but the fact that his problems are “bad” is concerning. If he has a primary care physician, start there by asking for a referral. If there is a local Medical Center it also would have listings of pulmonologists. You could look through to find one near you, if possible. Please don’t let your friend put this off!

      If you have other specific questions don’t hesitate to write back. We will do our best to help.

      Best wishes,

      Mary Burns, RN, BS

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