Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
When you have COPD, you have a cough that won’t go away and often cough up mucus. You are also often short of breath, especially when you exercise. One of the primary causes of COPD is years of smoking. COPD causes constriction, inflammation, and weakening of your airways. While the damage from smoking to your lungs is not reversible, symptoms can be effectively treated with proper combination of breathing medications.
How Do I Get Involved in a COPD Study?
If you have already been diagnosed with COPD, you will can come to our office for a pre-screening vist where we will get your medical history and request your medical records. After this information is obtained, we will have a much clearer picture of which studies you may qualify for.
If you have not been diagnosed with COPD, we will perform a free computerized breathing test at the office. A pulmonologist will review the results with you and evaluate you for COPD.
Call 678.942.5986 today to schedule a screening visit!