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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment at Forum Health

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition characterized by airflow limitation, making it difficult to breathe. It includes two main diseases: emphysema, which damages the air sacs in the lungs, and chronic bronchitis, involving inflammation of the bronchial tubes. COPD is often caused by long-term exposure to harmful particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, or occupational dusts and chemicals. Additionally, genetic factors and respiratory infections can contribute to the development and progression of COPD. While COPD cannot be cured, early detection and management can improve quality of life. Regular monitoring and communication with healthcare providers are crucial for effectively managing COPD and preserving lung function. 

People with COPD often experience symptoms such as

Shortness of Breath

Breathlessness, especially during physical activity, is a hallmark symptom of COPD. Over time, it can interfere with daily activities and reduce quality of life.

Chronic Cough

A persistent cough that produces mucus is common in COPD. This cough may worsen in the morning or with exposure to irritants such as smoke or air pollution.


Wheezing, a high-pitched whistling sound when breathing, may occur due to narrowed airways and inflammation in the lungs.

Chest Tightness

Some individuals with COPD experience a sensation of tightness or pressure in the chest, particularly during exacerbations or periods of increased symptoms.


COPD can lead to fatigue and reduced energy levels, making it challenging to engage in daily activities and maintain a normal lifestyle.  

Take Control of Your Lung Health

If you’re experiencing symptoms of COPD or have been diagnosed with the condition, don’t hesitate to seek support. Contact Forum Health today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our approach to COPD support. 

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