Respiratory Disease in Men
Respiratory or breathing disorders are serious. In fact, COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Smoking is the primary risk factor for COPD. According to the American Lung Association, 85 to 90 percent of COPD deaths are caused by smoking.
Common Respiratory Diseases
Physicians Who Treat Respiratory Diseases
Pulmonologists treat COPD and other respiratory disorders.