Posted 4/3/2005 7:02 PM (GMT -8)
I always thought that having Asthma was one disease, didn't you? I have asthma.
Plus I was told fairly recently that I also have COPD. I always thought that, too, was one disease, didn't you?
Well, until recently they were considered separate diseases. Now, however I've found out that by having Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis, Chronic bronchitis and emphysema that they are now all being grouped together and called COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease!
These are all considered diseases that people have difficulty releasing air from the lungs...
To read further on these lung problems, I've found a couple of sites that may give you further information.
Best Wishes to you all!! Teri