Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is on a trajectory to becoming the third by 2020. It is a leading reason for admission and readmission to the hospital. In spite of this, many people, even some affected by the disease, are unfamiliar with the term. It is a relatively underfunded area of medicine and research. A Google™ search for “COPD” yields 5,140,000 sites. A search for “COPD Websites” yields 1,320,000 sites. A search for “COPD guidelines and standards” yields 1,020,000 sites.
All the guidelines emphasize that COPD is a treatable disease and requires a positive approach to management. Hence watch out the most comprehensive sites that help COPD patients and their caretaker in preventing, timely screening, diagnosing and treating COPD.