Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
There are many lung diseases that make it difficult to breathe. When limited airflow and damaged lung tissue makes it difficult to breathe, it is referred to COPD.
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it is often caused by years of smoking. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common forms of COPD.
Treatment for COPD
If you have COPD, breathing is not as easy as it should be. Gasping for breath can be terrifying, and nothing is more important than getting air into your lungs. Although COPD is serious, it’s also preventable and treatable.
If you have trouble breathing, you can get treatment help through HealthPartners. Search our network of providers to find a doctor who can help improve your breathing. Learn more about COPD by visiting our vast library of health information.
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