Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Speedwell is a plant used for medicinal purposes in China and Korea to treat chronic breathing related diseases such as COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
There are certain tips that can help if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive piulmonary disease. The first is to quit smoking.
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.