The Secret Life of COPD: What your patients won’t tell you

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Even after years of treating COPD patients, Dr. Cristine Oropez was surprised to learn one of her patients had spent two hours changing his bed sheets.

Bending over his bed, he told his support group, caused him terrible shortness of breath. “For anyone who hasn’t experienced that much impairment, it’s unfathomable,” Oropez said.