COPD is an umbrella term used to categorized three obstructive lung disorders. These are Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Chronic obstructive Asthma. Each one of these disorders may present with different symptoms, however, all three often times present with 3 cardinal symptoms: Shortness of breath, cough, phlegm. COPD may progress if untreated, destroying your lung tissue and putting you at risk for recurrent lung infections, and symptom exacerbation. The main treatment for this is bronchodilation therapy/ with inhalers and nebulizing treatment. Compliance is key to maintain your symptoms under control. We will monitor your lung function with pulmonary Functions test to evaluate progression of this disease. This is a brief and very limited description of this dis-order, for more information, or evaluation, make an appointment with our office. Click on the education below