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Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.


11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


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What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that makes it very difficult to breathe due to blocked airways and damage to the lungs. COPD gets worse overtime.

Causes of COPD

COPD is almost always caused by smoking. Breathing chemical fumes, dust, air pollution and second hand smoke can also cause COPD because it damages the lungs.

Symptoms

The following are common symptoms of COPD.

  • long-lasting cough
  • coughing up mucus
  • shortness of breath
  • Diagnosis

    COPD can be diagnosed with the following:

  • physical examination
  • medical history
  • breathing test (spirometry)
  • chest x-rays
  • Treatment

    Treatment for COPD usually includes quiting smoking. This will keep the lungs from being damaged more. There are also medications and lung rehab programs to help people manage the disease. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

    For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of COPD or to schedule an appointment with an allergist or asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     













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