Stopped smoking? Then read this...
Are you a current or former smoker?
If so, you are at an increased risk of developing COPD.
COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Symptoms of COPD include: frequent coughing or wheezing; excess phlegm, mucus, or sputum production; shortness of breath; and trouble taking a deep breath.
According to the CDC, Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2014. Almost 15.7 million Americans reported that they have been diagnosed with COPD.
If you have concerns, we can perform an evaluation and order a pulmonary function test to determine if you need maintenance or rescue drugs for your condition.
Take care of your body, my friends! It’s the only one you get!
Amanda Cudney, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
For more information go to cdc.gov