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Many People with 'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease' May Be Downplaying Their Symptoms


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ARE YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES LEAVING YOU OUT OF BREATH, OR WHEEZING?  ARE YOU CHALKING IT UP TO AGE, OR BEING OUT OF SHAPE?  IT COULD BE DUE TO "C-O-P-D": "CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE".  "C-O-P-D" AFFECTS AN ESTIMATED 27-MILLION PEOPLE, IN THE U-S--AND IS PREDICTED TO BE THE THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH, WORLDWIDE, BY 2020.  NATIONAL MEDICAL-EXPERT AT "GLAXO-SMITH-KLINE", DOCTOR DAVID MANNINO ["MAH-NEE-NOH"]...

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UNFORTUNATELY, MANY PATIENTS WITH 'C-O-P-D' DOWNPLAY THEIR SYMPTOMS--SUCH AS SHORTNESS OF BREATH, AND CHEST-INFECTIONS--WHEN TALKING ABOUT THEIR CONDITION.  PATIENTS WITH 'C-O-P-D' FIND THAT AN OPEN DIALOGUE, WITH THEIR DOCTOR AND CAREGIVER, IS A KEY FACTOR TOWARDS SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING 'C-O-P-D'."

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NOVEMBER IS "C-O-P-D AWARENESS MONTH":  VISIT "C-O-P-D"-DOT-COM, TO SEE HOW PEOPLE WITH "C-O-P-D" MANAGE THEIR CONDITION--AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF OPEN COMMUNICATION.



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