Have you heard the news? November is no longer just for turkey lovers! Each year, November marks COPD Awareness Month where the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will be soliciting your help to spread the word. And what does the NHLBI want you to do? That's simple - get involved.
The Learn More Breathe Better Campaign seeks to raise awareness about COPD as a serious lung disease, increase the understanding that COPD is not curable, but is treatable, and encourage people, especially smokers and former smokers, to get an annual spirometry test measuring their lung function. Why? Because early screening leads to earlier diagnosis, which ultimately leads to earlier treatment and a higher qualify of life.
For more information and to find out how you can partner with the NHLBI, visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/copd/index.htm.