Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that is mainly characterized as a long-term lung condition that obstructs an individual’s breathing. Some of the common types of COPD include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. The usual symptoms to consider COPD are long-term coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, frequent colds, feeling fatigued and low in energy, and swollen feet and legs. Different tests and treatments are available through the clinic such as pulmonary function tests, chest x-ray, some laboratory tests, lung volume surgery, lung transplant. Intervention and prevention programs such as pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education is also available in the clinic.
Considering that each COPD case is different, the clinic emphasizes on individual care throughout the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options available in the primary care setting.