COPD: Is it genetic? alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
This was sent to me by COPD.net via the National, heart, lung and blood Institute. I wonder if anyone has been tested for any genetic component of COPD. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency#Causes.
There are certain precautions that people with COPD should take to protect ourselves. Unless you are allergic everyone should have had a flu shot by now. If you haven’t please check with your doctor to see if there is any reason why you should not. Also pulmonary rehab is a big thing in recovering some of lung function to help you breath better. I took it and all I can say is , OH BOY! IT HELPED tremendously.