I’m going to start out with some numbers and facts. They are intended to shock you. And from everything that I know about the internet and blogging (which is not many things) one must shock – or one must have a photo of an adorable animal. My preference is a picture of a sloth. But I’m pretty sure I am not allowed to do that here, so let me begin with this:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death, moving up a slot on the scary, death chart last year.
- In the US more than 12 million people suffer from COPD.
- It’s estimated that more than 12 million people additionally remain undiagnosed.
- Unlike the other leading causes of death that are on the decline (heart disease and cancer), the prevalence of COPD continues to rise, and is a major cause of disability. Read More