Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term that refers to certain lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.
The most common symptoms of COPD include:
- Increased breathlessness
- Tightness feeling in the chest
- A frequent cough
It’s most often characterized by an increase in breathlessness and many people mistake this symptom, along with their cough, as a normal part of getting older. The truth of the matter is that you could be ignoring a crucial symptom that is indicating a bigger condition.
Smoking is a huge contributing factor to developing COPD as well as inhaling fumes, chemicals, and dust. Research has shown that genetics can also play a role in an individual being more vulnerable to this type of condition.
Unfortunately, there is still no known cure for COPD, but there are many different treatments that can subside your symptoms while also reducing the probability of the disease getting worse. Here at Stem Cell International, our physicians would love to speak with you about your symptoms to see what the most effective form of treatment would be for your needs. Call and book a consultation today so we can get you in and start the road to recovery!