Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Authored by Julie Eversole Operations Manager
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? It may sound scary, but did you know that COPD is actually manageable?
COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it harder to breath over time. It’s an all-encompassing condition that can also include distinctive diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Patients with COPD experience tightening and inflammation of the airways that worsens as the condition progresses. The flow of air becomes restrictive, the amount of oxygen able to enter your body is reduced, and it becomes more difficult to expel carbon gas. Over time, this reduces quality of life and limits a patient’s activity.
At my office, we use unique research-based methods to treat COPD differently. While most doctors have taken a one-size fits all approach, I’ve had more success treating causes rather than just symptoms.
Want to know what to look for? COPD symptoms include:
Cough – Ongoing dry cough or cough with phlegm
Shortness of Breath – Frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, gasping for air, or wheezing
Chest Tightness – A squeezing or tightening in the chest area
Fatigue – Feeling continually worn out, not having the desire or ability to exercise
Weakness – Feeling continually worn down and weak
Ready to hear more about how LCOA can help achieve a symptom-free life, even with COPD? Contact us to learn more!