Could I have COPD and not know it?

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By Jim Miller, columnist

Dear Savvy Senior,I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years now. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. So, my question is could I have COPD and not know it?Huffing and Puffing

Dear Huffing,Yes. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive lung disease that affects an estimated 30 million Americans, but about half of them don’t know they have it.Many people mistake shortness of brea...

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