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10/20/2017 Westminster Closure

Our Westminster Office will be closed Friday 10/20/17. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday.


10/17/2017 Bethesda Closure

Our Bethesda Office will be closed today 10/17/2017. We will reopen for our normal hours on Wednesday.


10/17/2017 Silver Spring Opening Late

Our Silver Spring office will be open this Friday, 10/20 at 10 am.


10/02/2017 Shady Grove/Rockville Opening Late on 10/6

Our Shady Grove/Rockville Office will be opening at 9 am on Friday, 10/6.


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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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