Do You Have COPD?

Do You Have COPDIn 2011, 12.7 million Americans were estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). What’s even more alarming is the fact that another 12 million people don’t know they have COPD, according to the National Heart, Lung and Disease Institute. Could you be one of them? With that many undiagnosed people out there, it’s very possible. See your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath, especially when participating in any physical activities
  • Excessive coughing
  • Difficulty taking deep breaths
  • Feeling of tightness in your chest
  • Lack of energy
  • Blueness of the lips and fingernails
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Sputum (mucus-like fluid from lungs) production during coughing sessions

Read the rest of my article at [BlackDoctor.org].

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