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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd is helping his patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

Exacerbation of COPD often start at this time of year and worsens during the winter.

If you are a smoker or have a history of smoking, notice you become easily winded and have recurrent respiratory infections, you may have COPD and not know it.

See you doctor if you have worsening shortness of breath and/or recurrent cough. 

It is essential that you have a flu shot annually and are up to date with the pneumonia vaccine.

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