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November is COPD Awareness Month

Breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing—these are just some of the symptoms more than 30 million Americans suffer every day because of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, more commonly known as “COPD.” COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non-reversible asthma and some forms of bronchiectasis. It’s a disease Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Pulmonologist Dr. Ala Mortazavi of Virginia Pulmonary Associates sees …

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