The classic symptoms of COPD are progressive shortness of breath, a phlegm-producing cough and wheezing. Many times people with COPD will not seek help, because they think their symptoms are signs of normal aging. Depending on whether you have chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both, your symptoms may be more specific to one disease.
When the COPD patients in Respiratory Therapist Sandy Wright’s pulmonary rehab class were discouraged about having “bad air” days, she put them to work…not with a new routine on treadmills and bicycles, but in a much different way. As we all know, the mystery of “good days – bad days” can be a…