​​ ​ Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)-Dmkbooks and Advocacy

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Other Names for this Disorder
  • COPD

  • Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease 

  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Types
  • Emphysema

  • Chronic bronchitis

Causes
  • Cigarette Smoking

  • Exposure to cigarette smoking 

  • Exposure to vapors, irritants and fumes on job sites. 

Symptoms 
  • Cough

  • Mucus production 

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Excessive Visceral Fat- new research see article below.

Diagnosis
  • A person may be diagnosed with  COPD if they exhibit symptoms of cough, mucus production, and shortness of breath. 

  • COPD is diagnosed with a Lung Function Test. This test can show the severity and is often done by spinometry at the hospital.

  • COPD is often under diagnosed because people with these symptoms don't often go to the hospital until the disease is advanced.  

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      ​source copdsupport.ie​

Similar and Co-occurring Disorders 
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Treatments
  • Access and Monitor the disease

  • Reduce risk factor- stop smoking and stop inhaling dangerous chemicals. The patient may need to change jobs.

  • Medications and breathing treatments are available to manage symptoms.  

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Thank you,

Dawn Kohler

Owner and Founder of Dmkbooks

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Sincerely,

Dawn Kohler and the DMKbooks Staff.

 Disclaimer: this is simply a collection of resources. Dawn Kohler and dmkbooks do not guarantee results from any of these resources and recommend researching these resources further before you and your caregiver proceed. Dawn is not a doctor or a lawyer. 

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