How COPD impacts people’s lives

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as COPD, includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and is a progressive respiratory disease that causes worsening obstruction to airflow in the lungs over time.1 Approximately 15.7 million adults in the U.S. report that they have been diagnosed with COPD.2 It is estimated that several million more adults have undiagnosed COPD.2 The condition develops slowly and the symptoms often worsen over time, potentially limiting the ability to perform routine activities.1 Symptoms of COPD include constant coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, excess production of mucus in the lungs, the inability to breathe deeply and the feeling of being unable to breathe.2

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About Respiratory disorders

  • ~15.7M adults in the U.S. diagnosed with COPD1
  • >120,000 deaths per year in the U.S.
  • 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.1