Statins may help people with COPD live longer

The question Because most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, many of them take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Might they also reap other benefits from taking a statin? This study The researchers analyzed data on 39,678 people 50 and older (average age, 71) who had COPD. About 20 percent of them also …

7 Essential Facts You Need to Know About COPD

Let’s face it… when it comes to medical conditions, there’s a lot of misinformation available on the Internet. It’s no different with COPD. But one of the best tools for you and your caregivers in dealing with this chronic illness is to understand the facts about it. So, here are a few things everyone should know about COPD and living with COPD. 1. COPD Stands for …