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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term inflammatory lung condition that causes airflow obstruction in the lungs. In this condition, a patient can suffer breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing.

What causes COPD?

The majority of persons with COPD are at least 40 years old and have smoked at some point in their lives. The longer you smoke and the more tobacco products you consume, the more likely you are to get COPD.

COPD can be caused by cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, pipe smoke, and secondhand smoke, in addition to cigarette smoke. If you smoke and have asthma, your chances of developing COPD are even higher.

What treatment options are available for COPD?

The Medical Office of Katy offers the following treatment options for the patients with COPD however, the suitable treatment entirely depends on the patient’s condition:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery