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managing COPD

Preventing COPD

November 05, 2022

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognized as the third leading cause of death in America. If you smoke or are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, you are at risk for developing COPD.

Symptoms of COPD include:

  • Constant coughing/wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased mucus or phlegm

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor. Ask if a spirometry test is needed.

Create healthier air at home:

  • Declare your house a smoke-free space
  • Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep the humidity level under 50 percent
  • Use non-toxic household cleaning products
  • Do not store hazardous chemicals in your home
  • Refrain from using scented candles, air fresheners, or other fragrances

For more information, visit or call one of our health coaches at 1-877-878-8785, option 2.

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