November is COPD Awareness Month

November is COPD Awareness Month

By: Marianne Drevna, BS, LRCP If you have been diagnosed with COPD then you’re very familiar with just how much it can affect your everyday life. If you haven’t been diagnosed or don’t know someone who has then you may be wondering what you actually need to be AWARE...

Some FAQs about COPD

Dr. Tiffany DuMont and the Breathe PA team Dr. DuMont is a pulmonologist with Allegheny Health Network and member of the Breathe Pennsylvania Board of Directors. As a pulmonologist, I get a lot of questions from patients. Here are some common questions I hear in the...

Take Steps to Live Better with COPD

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and as the third leading cause of death in the United States – and the fourth worldwide – it’s the public health crisis that nobody is talking about. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term that is used...

How to Gain Weight If You Have COPD

When you have COPD, your body burns many more calories due to increased work of breathing. While much is made of the need to lose weight, we forget about those who are losing too much weight, muscle mass and strength. About 1 in 4 people with COPD are underweight, and...