According to the CDC, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the fourth leading cause of death in 2018 in the United States. It affects close to 16 million adults in America, often those aged 65 and older. However, it can occur in younger adults as well. Since 2000, more women than men have been diagnosed with COPD and have died from this disease.

What Is COPD?