The Causes of COPD
Posted on July 6, 2018
You probably know that if you smoke, you are at risk of developing conditions such as lung cancer or high blood pressure, but did you know you are also at risk of developing another condition known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? COPD affects over 11 million Americans. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and almost all of those living with the condition developed it from smoking. Dr. Singer treats patients living with COPD no matter the cause using personal cell treatment.
How Are Smoking and COPD Connected?
When you smoke, you breathe in tiny particles of chemicals and smoke into your lungs. These particles cause the airways of your lungs to become inflamed and swollen. When this happens, your body turns on its natural response to fight the inflammation and irritation, which is increasing mucus production.
When mucus production is increased, it makes you cough. It also makes it hard to breathe because the amount of air you can breathe is reduced. This coughing causes increased irritation, and a vicious cycle begins. It continues as you keep smoking.
Other Causes of COPD
COPD can happen to you even if you don’t smoke. Just being exposed to smoke for long periods of time can cause COPD. Research also suggests that pregnant women who smoke may contribute to the development of COPD in their unborn babies.
COPD can also be caused by the inhalation of chemicals, dust and other lung irritants.
I Already Have COPD. Does It Matter if I Quit Smoking?
It does matter. If you quit smoking now, you can slow down the development of your COPD. Quitting smoking also helps reduce your blood pressure and your chance of developing lung and other cancers. Stop smoking today, and you will see:
- Improved breathing
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced mucus production and cough
- Reduction in COPD symptoms
- Lessened risk of developing other diseases and health conditions
- Formation of healthy lung tissue
Not only can you improve your health and reduce your symptoms of COPD by quitting smoking, but you can also see improvements in your conditions with personal cell therapy from Park Avenue Stem Cell. Regenerative treatments from Park Avenue Stem Cell can also benefit individuals living with other lung conditions such as asthma and congestive heart failure.
Want to learn more about the benefits of personal cell therapy for COPD? Call Park Avenue Stem Cell now at 844-903 PARK (7275) to schedule your appointment for a consultation.