Category: Emphysema

Older white man using an inhaler.

What is COPD?

Some of the symptoms of COPD include, chronic cough, shortness of breath, recurrent respiratory infections, fatigue, mucus, and wheezing. The severity of the symptoms can get progressively worse if not treated. Some people in the later stages of the disease even need to rely on an oxygen tank to assist in breathing.
Older man with his hands on his chest and exhaling.

Smoking and Emphysema

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. The manufacture of the cigarette even print the warnings right on the packs! Still some people, an estiamted that a total of 1 billion people smoke worldwide an average of a pack or two per day.An average of 6 million people per year die of cigratte smoking related deaths. That’s about 1 in 10 people sadly.