Health and wellness Tag: lung-disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is defined as the presence of airflow obstruction in the lungs due to excessive mucous production and permanent enlargement of the air spaces in the lungs. COPD grouped together with asthma is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. Over 14 million Americans suffer from COPD and it is believed that a similar number remain undiagnosed.