Respiratory (Lung) Diseases

woman coughing with man comforting her

Lung Diseases

Ella Traver - Sept. 20, 2017

Lung diseases are messy and noisy. About 17% of us who are over age 65 have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) There is no known cure for COPD, it is progressive, and it is the third leading cause of death for our age group. The more severe cases have difficulty breathing, they wheeze and cough, and cough up mucus (and sometimes blood) from deep in the chest. 

It's important to see a doctor when any of these symptoms show up because these same symptoms could be an infection that is treatable with antibiotics. You might be able to get well.