Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, and a chronic cough. Damage to the lungs from COPD cannot be reversed, but we can help you improve your quality of life. Hassan Abouhouli MD, Dallas Buck APRN, Joshua Moushon APRN, and Kallie Garrett APRN offer treatment tailored to each patient to control symptoms and minimize lung damage. Please call to schedule your appointment and get the care you need today! 918-307-5490
What can cause COPD?
There are several causes of COPD but the primary causes are long term exposure to irritating gases and smoking cigarettes, pipes, or other types of tobacco.
What are the symptoms of COPD?
At first, you might not have any symptoms. However, as the disease gets worse, you might notice these common signs of COPD:
- A cough that doesn’t go away
- Coughing up lots of mucus
- Shortness of breath, especially when you’re physically active
- Wheezing or squeaking when you breathe
- Tightness in the chest
- Frequent colds or flu
- Blue fingernails
- Low energy
- Losing weight without trying (in later stages)
- Swollen ankles, feet, or legs
How do you treat COPD?
COPD treatments include medications, breathing treatments, and non-invasive breathing devices.