November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and can cause severe coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
As of 2019, COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide and affects over 16 million adults. The good news is that COPD is both preventable and treatable. It’s never too late to begin taking care of your respiratory health.