COPD man holding chest

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a long-term lung disease that makes breathing difficult.1 Bronchitis and emphysema are included in COPD.1,2,3 Millions of  Americans are diagnosed with COPD in the United States every year3, but estimates show many people do not know they have the disease. Being tested is important since COPD is one of the top causes of death in the United States.3 COPD is preventable and treatable4, but not curable. A doctor can check you for COPD and start treatment.

    COPD data for emergency department visits and hospitalizations are available on the MiTracking data portal.

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    CDC - COPD


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