Allergic Diseases, S.C.
Steven H. Cohen, M.D.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

If you have COPD, you’ll need to avoid triggers than can set off flare-ups of the disease. You especially need to avoid exposure to second-hand smoke, fumes from chemicals and cleaning products, and air pollution - these all contribute to breathing problems. If you are one of the 20% of the public with an allergy, you need to remember that anything that causes an allergic reaction may make your COPD symptoms worse.

When you are exposed to an irritant or allergen your airways narrow, making it harder to breathe. Allergic reactions can also cause an increase in mucus production which can make breathing even more difficult. A sudden increase in mucus can cause severe shortness of breath as well as anxiety.

A visit to our office can help you to identify your triggers. We’ll work together to develop a plan to avoid them and to help keep you breathing easy.

     11121 W. Oklahoma Avenue    Milwaukee, WI 53227    Tel: 414.545.1111