Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( Copd )

990 Words4 Pages
Eve Ensler said “I wake up every day and I think, 'I 'm breathing! It 's a good day.” Breathing is extremely important activity it allows us to take in and release vital elements to keep us alive, but there are diseases that can hinder us from breathing properly. A disease on the rise and one of the top three leading causes of death in America is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) it is the third leading cause of death in America, claiming the lives of 134,676 Americans in 2010 alone. In 2011, an estimated 10.1 million Americans reported a physician diagnosis of chronic bronchitis. (COPD Statistics across America, 2015). COPD is a very serious disease that is claiming the lives of people every day. COPD is a preventable disease, only if people were better informed and educated on COPD there would be less cases and less deaths of the disease. How can we put an end to the suffering and deaths of those that contract the disease? The first thing that people can do is educate ourselves and other about the disease so the awareness will be on the minds of the people that may make the right choice to avoid certain pitfalls to contract the disease.
What is COPD? It is a preventable and treatable disease that is described by airflow limitations that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitations are progressive and usually caused by such lifestyle choices like smoking cigarettes. COPD is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic
Get Access