ConclusionUnderstanding this disease is crucial to any healthcare provider, as well as potential patients. Individuals who smoke should stop immediately or ask their physician for information on how to quit. In addition to quitting smoking, using proper ventilation while working with chemicals or fumes is vital to anyone’s health. It is also crucial to know what treatment options are available and what someone can do on their own to help stop the progression of the disease. Even though there is no cure for C.O.P.D. there are ways to prevent worsening symptoms, such as deep breathing and oxygen therapy. Remembering that this disease affects 15 million people in the United States is a good indicator that something needs to be done. If this is not addressed, this number could increase dramatically over the next decade.
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