COPD is a debilitating worldwide health problem. There are millions of people who die prematurely from the disease or from complications of COPD.
Tobacco use is the main culprit in the development of the disease, but there are other factors that play a role. Fortunately, there are specific steps you can take to prevent the disease.
Brian M. Levine, MD, founder and Medical Director of The Cough Center, located in Orange County, California, discusses the symptoms and causes of COPD, the latest medical tests and treatments, and the lifestyle changes that can prevent or slow progressive deterioration.