Lung Disease Study
Smokers and other people who breathe in a variety of pollution may develop lung disease. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a common lung disease and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD is a disease that gets worse over time and makes it hard to breathe. It can start with routine coughing and or loss of breath. Sometimes this can go unnoticed and mistaken as normal aging.
As COPD develops, it can make it difficult to do routine activities. Sometimes people with COPD have:
• Hard time catching breath (more so during activity)
• More coughing (including coughing up material)
• Chest tightness
• Less energy