This is in Loving Memory of Sandra A. Sparks
Sunrise July 10th, 1944 SunsetAugust12th, 2012
WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE END IT CAN HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND COPD FROM THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED
COPD OR CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) is known to be affecting More than 11 million people yearly an estimated 24 million may have the disease and not even know it The risk if women contracting it is higher than in men.
COPD CAN LEAD TO LUNG DISEASES SUCH AS EMPHYSEMA
LOOK for these Signs and Symptoms of COPD
Shortness of breath while doing everyday activities (dyspnea)
Frequent respiratory infections
Blueness of the lips or fingernail beds (cyanosis)
Producing a lot of mucus (also called phlegm or sputum)
Some people don’t Get symptoms of COPD until the later stages of the disease.
One of the best ways to avoid COPD is to STOP SMOKING.
PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. Make your home smoke-free.
Learn about your rights to a smoke-free environment at work and in public places.
LEARN OF DANGEROUS CHEMICALS DUST AND FUMES AT HOME AND YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
HELP FIGHT FOR CLEAN AIR.
Work with others in your community to help clean up the air you and your family breathe.
My COPD Life – Day in the life of Jan Karlbon: http://youtu.be/OwAUGABGrqk