What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

Want to know what is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Watch this video with Dr. Holly Atkinson who explains what COPD is. 16 million adults over the age of 40 struggle to breathe on a regular basis due to Chronis Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. While there are some hereditary causes, 85% is related to smoking tobacco. Smoking with COPD progresses the disease, so it's important to quit as quickly as possible.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 03:33.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: October 28, 2014
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