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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not garner as much attention as heart disease and cancer, but it's the third most common cause of death in the U.S. Although there's no cure, there are many things you can do to slow the progression—including learning more about it. Here are eight things you should know about COPD that can help you breathe a little easier.
Answer: True. There is no cure for COPD yet, and doctors don't know how to reverse the damage to the airways and lungs. However, treatments and lifestyle changes can help you feel better and slow the progress of the disease.