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What You Should Know About COPD

Posted 11/5/2014 by UHBlog

Could you be at risk for COPD? Ask your doctor. If you are a former or current smoker, you may have myriad concerns about the habit’s effect on your health. But you may not be aware of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that affects as many as 30 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death, according to pulmonologist Robert J. Schilz, DO. Common in former smokers, the condition is characterized by obstruction of airflow that interferes with normal ...

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