COPD symptoms and signs

COPD, often due to emphysema, is a chronic progressive lung disease that cannot be cured. Symptoms typically worsen over time, with increasing shortness of breath and weakness. Supportive services including in-home, palliative or hospice care can provide expert symptom management and compassion for people living with chronic lung disease, as well as their family.

If you or a loved one have any of these COPD symptoms, let us help you:

  • Shortness of breath or labored breathing at rest or with minimal exertion
  • Elevated heart rate or irregular heart beat at rest
  • Repeated lung infections
  • Worsening leg swelling
  • Progressive, unintentional weight loss
  • Repeated hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays or ER visits

For additional information, you can call (716) 431-3300 or email us at info@CareNavigatorsBuffalo.org.

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