Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Over time, COPD makes it harder to breathe. You can’t reverse lung damage, but lifestyle changes and medication changes can help you manage the symptoms or when you have a COPD exacerbation. We are able to provide on-site breathing treatments with albuterol.
COPD is an umbrella term for a range of progressive lung diseases. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema can both result in COPD. A COPD diagnosis means you may have one of these lung-damaging diseases or symptoms of both. COPD can progress gradually, making it harder to breathe over time. At Make You Well, we have many patients that are currently undergoing treatment for COPD and are leading normal lives.
The providers at Make You Well are experts in diagnosing and treating COPD through the latest technologies in the field. COPD is a rather common condition, and the number of Americans with COPD is about 20 million, with a suspected 12 million additional patients that are undiagnosed.