The True Cause Behind that Cough – Asthma vs. COPD | Regency Home Care, Atlanta, GA

Regency Home Care Altanta GAChronic coughing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Sounds like an asthma attack, right? Before grabbing an inhaler or those over-the-counter cough drops, however, it may be time to see if another culprit – COPD – could be causing the problem. With upwards of 12 million Americans now living with COPD (and another 12 million who likely have the disease but are so far undiagnosed), it’s critical to determine the truth behind that cough. [Read more…]

Diagnosing and Treating COPD – Atlanta Caregivers Share What You Need to Know

Atlanta CaregiversStruggling with debilitating symptoms can be so difficult that finally receiving a definitive diagnosis can bring a sense of relief. Now that there’s a name for the condition, a plan can be put into place to treat it! This is certainly the case with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). If your senior loved one has been inundated with chronic coughing, wheezing, and fatigue, being diagnosed with COPD might be the first step in improving his or her quality of life. [Read more…]