WHAT IS COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airway obstruction and other breathing-related problems. Chronic respiratory diseases comprise the third leading cause of death in the U.S. While more than 16 million Americans have COPD, millions more are not being treated and may not even know they have the condition. CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS Chronic lung disease is a serious condition that … [Read more...] about CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. They are using their inhaler repeatedly because they either have severe asthma symptoms or their wheezing quickly returns after treatment. If a long-lasting cough is … [Read more...] about Asthma: Should I Go To The ER?