Are you suffering from frequent shortness of breath and chronic cough? Is COPD affecting your quality of life or your ability to do daily activities? Have you tried various treatments and not had any relief? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative, may be the answer for you.
Studies have shown:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also called chronic obstructive
lung disease, is a term that is used for two closely related diseases of the
respiratory system: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Most patients with COPD have a long history of heavy cigarette smoking. Other risk factors of COPD include exposure to air pollution at work and in the environment as well as second hand smoke (exposure to large amount of smoke exhaled by a smoker).
The most common symptoms seen in COPD include shortness of breath, fatigue, chronic cough with or without mucus, wheezing and recurrent respiratory infections. Initially patients do not know that they are suffering from COPD. As the disease progresses, the cough becomes more frequent and more and more effort is needed to get air into and out of the lungs. In later stages of the disease, the heart may be affected.
COPD may be diagnosed with the help of a chest X-ray, blood tests to measure the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood (arterial blood gas), and a lung function test (spirometry).
There is no cure for COPD. Treatment is generally a conservative approach and aims at relieving symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. Treatment options include:
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