Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease. Millions more people suffer from COPD, but have not been diagnosed and are not being treated. Although there is no cure for COPD, it can be treated.
Symptoms may be:
Shortness of breath
Frequent Raspatory Infection
You might be qualified
To be eligible for this study, you must:
• Are at least 40 to 85 years of age
• Are diagnosed with COPD for at least a year
• Are a current or former smoker
• Are currently taking the required medication