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October 19, 2017 COPD Awareness Rising: What to Know
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(StatePoint) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability.

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While awareness about the disease is on the rise, many people with symptoms of COPD are not talking to their health care providers about them.

In fact, one in 10 Americans has symptoms of COPD, which include chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. And, one in four adults with symptoms has not spoken about them with a health care provider. An earlier diagnosis can often lead to an improved quality of life. To learn more, visit COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov.

November is National COPD Awareness Month. If you think you or someone you love may have COPD, talk to a health care provider.

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