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COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It refers to a group of long-term lung conditions, like emphysema and asthma, that make it hard to breathe. Smoking is a primary cause of COPD, but nonsmokers can get COPD too.

The good news is that COPD is treatable. With proper medication and therapy, you’ll feel better and enjoy better quality of life.


We can help you manage your COPD

American Health Network (AHN) does lung testing to find out if you have COPD. Also, many of our offices have respiratory therapists on staff and offer our COPD management program. This program can dramatically reduce emergency room and hospital visits.

Program benefits include:

  • Respiratory therapists who work closely with your doctor to make sure you’re getting the right care
  • The latest testing equipment and treatments
  • In-depth information on treatment plans, exercise, food guidelines and support groups
  • Knowledge and tools that help you take charge of your COPD and keep attacks from happening

To learn more, talk to your doctor. Or click on "Find care" below.

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