Chronic Lung Disease

During the past 4 weeks how much of the time did you feel short of breath?  Do you ever cough up any mucus or phlegm?  Do you do less than you used to because of breathing problems?  Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime?  If you’ve answered yest to one or more of these questions you are at risk for Chronic Obstructive Lung (or Pulmonary) Disease, often known as COPD.  It may be time to discuss this with your Nurse Practitioner or other healthcare provider.