Emphysema Foundation of America is concerned about the health and safety of those with chronic lung disease, their caregivers, families, and communities.
With the recent news about the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) we wanted to share some health tips to follow for COVID-19 prevention:
For individuals with emphysema or COPD:
The CDC currently recommends the use of masks when out in public or around others.
You can also find additional information on COVID-19 and get up-to-date health information from both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more information on CDC recommendations for those with chronic lung disease.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and continue to visit our website here for all the latest information and updates.
Emphysema Foundation of America provides emphysema and COPD education, information, and support to improve the overall lung health and quality of life of those suffering with from chronic lung disease and COPD.
From our peer support program Strive and our Annual Conference on COPD and lung health to our online services, we provide the resources to ensure you and your loved ones are cared for. Learn more here and find out how EFA can help you today.
COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, severe (refractory) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Emphysema involves damage to the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs over time. The tiny alveoli carry oxygen to the bloodstream, and if they are damaged it may be difficult to breathe.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of these lung diseases here.
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