Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Depending on the cause of COPD and the form, treatment can be very different. Scientists have developed an imaging bio-marker that can help.
We often see COPD as the result of cigarette smoking and the damage done over the years. But now there is a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine that there could be a vitamin deficiency that contributes as well.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society is urging doctors and patients to pay a little more attention to a disease that can literally leave you breathless.
If you are a smoker, or if you smoked for many years, you are at far greater risk for developing emphysema or chronic bronchitis—both grouped as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.