Restrictive (as Pulmonary Fibrosis) vsObstructive Disease (COPD)-September-2015

Restrictive (as Pulmonary Fibrosis) vs.Obstructive Disease (COPD) Although there are hundreds of diseases that can affect the lungs, we do broadly describe almost all lung disease as either restrictive or obstructive. The obstructive group of diseases, primarily emphysema and chronic bronchitis, are also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. It wasn’t that long…

COPD News-November-2014

    COPD News John Walsh, President of the COPD Foun- dation, is asking all people with COPD to become involved with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – PCORI. The nonprofit agency is funded by imposed fees on health insurance policies. PCORI’s purpose is to assist people involved in health care – the patients, medical…

COPD NEWS-July-2013

COPD NEWS The recent COPD8 USA Conference, held in Chicago this past June, was a unique gathering of people with COPD, physicians, therapists and nurses from around the world. It was noted that COPD is no longer regarded as a progressive disease but a treatable and modifiable disease. Avoiding infections that cause decline in lung…

November is COPD Awareness Month!-November-2012

November is COPD Awareness Month! There are many ways for you to become actively involved in the treatment of your symptoms – both physically and emotionally. The COPD Foundation announced a new COPD Advocacy Drivers Program to spread the word that COPD is largely underdiagnosed, undertreated and underfunded. All it takes for you to become…

Best One-July-2007

Best One A question we are often asked is “Which is better, taking your medication using a metered dose inhaler or by nebulizer?” The May 2007 American Journal of Medicine may have the answer – both! Researchers studied 140 people with COPD over the age of 50 that were divided into three groups – those…