Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term (chronic) condition that affects the lungs. COPD is a general term that can be used to describe many different lung problems that cause lung swelling (inflammation) and limit airflow, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. If you have COPD, your lung function will probably never return to normal. In most cases it gets worse over time. However there are steps you can take to slow the progression of the disease and improve your quality of life.
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Better Breathers Club
A support group for people living with pulmonary disease. Meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the 3rd Monday of each month in Iredell Health System's Outpatient Services Building community classroom, 739 Hartness Road, Statesville, NC. No registration required.
A physician referral is required, but services include:
- individualized exercise training
- nutritional counseling
- education and management of lung disease
- energy conserving techniques
- breathing strategies
- psychological counseling and or support groups
- tobacco cessation
- strategies to improve activities of daily living
For more information on COPD
Visit the CDC website.