Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. In the early stages of the disease, you may not notice the symptoms as COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath and not seeing any symptoms until the more developed stages of the disease. It is important that you talk to your doctor as soon as you notice any of these symptoms- ask about taking a spirometry test.
What are the signs and symptoms of COPD?
- Increased breathlessness
- Frequent coughing (with and without sputum)
- Tightness in the chest
A move to Danbury Senior Living can be of significant importance to help with personal care because individuals with COPD can experience shortness of breath that may get in the way of doing simple tasks like household chores or dressing. These labored breathing problems over the simplest of tasks can be frustrating and disrupt your quality of life.
Give us a call today to learn more about how Danbury Senior Living can help someone with COPD live their best life!