Symptoms of COPD

Over 16 million Americans who suffer from the effects of COPD are receiving respiratory care. COPD can raise your risk for heart disease, lung cancer, and other potentially life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Common symptoms of COPD may include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic cough
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Frequent lung infections
  • Swelling in ankles

Risk Factors

Smoking tobacco is one of the most common causes of COPD. According to The American Lung Association, over 90 percent of COPD patients are smokers or former smokers. Other factors that can increase the risk for developing COPD include extended exposure to chemicals and pollution.

Types of COPD Treatment

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Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is a common treatment option for COPD. Helping your body get the oxygen it needs to function is important to managing your illness. If your practitioner prescribes oxygen therapy for COPD, Lincare will provide 24/7 treatment support and oxygen equipment designed to fit your needs.

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Non-Invasive Home Ventilator Therapy

Getting ventilator support at home can help reduce the risk of hospitalization by lowering your body's carbon dioxide levels. Lincare's non-invasive home ventilator program provides state-of-the-art ventilation equipment and clinical monitoring to ensure your therapy is effective.

How Lincare Can Help

Living with COPD can be challenging, but you're not in it alone. We are here for you, and providing state-of-the-art pulmonary treatment is part of our standard of care. Our respiratory therapy program may improve health-related quality of life while receiving the medical treatment you need.
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