COPD stands for “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”. COPD is a progressive lung disease. “Progressive” means that it gets worse over time. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are 2 diseases that are part of COPD.
In COPD, the airways of the lungs become inflamed making them narrow and clogged with mucus. This makes it difficult to get air in and out of the lungs which leads to breathing difficulties. It causes serious long-term disability and early death.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease, affecting 15.3 million Americans, and the number is growing. It may cause serious long-term disability and early death. The most significant risk factor for COPD is long-term cigarette smoking. There's no cure, but COPD can be prevented and treated.
People can live with COPD for many years through medications, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation and social support.
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PARI devices have been used in key clinical trials to gain FDA approval for important COPD therapies.
Treatments for COPD are based on the severity of the disease. A person with COPD can take specific actions to help slow the progression of their disease.
Inhaled medications are the preferred way to treat people with COPD.
To stay healthy and control symptoms, people with COPD can manage their disease by following a regular treatment routine that includes airway clearance, oral and inhaled medications, a fitness plan and nutritional therapies.
As experts in inhalation therapy, PARI's innovative products deliver important inhaled medications to help those with COPD.
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