Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term that encompasses a variety of lung diseases and is characterized by chronic breathlessness. COPD is commonly caused from long-term smoking but non-smokers can develop COPD as well from over-exposure to irritants that damage the lungs.
COPD can also occur from a genetic deficiency called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Very few people develop COPD because of this genetic predisposition.
- Increased breathlessness
- Tightness in chest
- Frequent coughing
Dr. Mike Czarnecki, "The Lung Doc", is trained in all aspects of pulmonary care including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Our practice merges new, state-of-the-art treatment with personalized patient care. We’re here to advocate for you and your health.