Tag: What is COPD

PERF President Dr. Richard Casaburi spoke about the basics of COPD at the June 2015 Luncheon of PEP Pioneers, the rehabilitation support group affiliated with the Little Company of Mary hospital in Torrance, CA. He explained how COPD affects both the airways (chronic bronchitis) and the lung structure (emphysema), and how it ages people and causes an array of symptoms such as dyspnea (shortness of breath), coughing, sputum production, muscle prob
  Commercials for COPD treatments are aired on television all the time nowadays, but still, COPD is a disease that’s not well understood by the average person. If you’ve been diagnosed recently and you’re trying to explain to friends and loved ones just what COPD is, here’s a primer: Probably least helpful is the actual name that COPD stands for: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most people will respond, internally at least,
What is COPD, what often causes the disease, and how can one best cope with it once diagnosed? Carla Sanders recently answered these questions in a series of concise articles on COPD, “Life Strategies – Fighting for Breath,” published in the Senior Solutions & Health section of the Daily Breeze last February 15. She quotes Dr. Zab Mosenifar, Executive Vice-Chair of Medicine and Co-Medical Director of Women’s Guild Lung Institute at C