What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a preventable and treatable disease that makes it difficult to empty air out of the lungs. This airflow obstruction can lead to shortness of breath or feeling tired because you are working harder to breathe. COPD is a term that is used to include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both conditions.

How do I know if I have COPD?

Shortness of breath, cough and/or mucus production that does not go away, are common signs and symptoms of COPD. Schedule an appointment with one of our COPD specialists, who will evaluate you for a spirometry breathing test that measures airway obstruction. 

Is COPD limiting your life?  

Contact us for your personalized COPD plan. Call 909-558-2896, press 1 and ask to be seen by our COPD specialist. 

Treatment and Services

At Loma Linda University’s Comprehensive Program for Obstructive Airway Diseases we take pride in being the region's leader leader in providing education and novel approaches to disease management for asthma and COPD.

"When breathing with COPD and asthma becomes harder, the choice becomes easier. Loma Linda University Comprehensive Program for Obstructive Airway Diseases."

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