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76 year old -- seltzer is a new Yorker through and through.
When she started working in the Big Apple during the 1950s.
She developed a bad habit.
I started working when.
You really able to smoke and work.
Which didn't do me any -- as it was just accept -- nobody told us until -- Iran until it exactly how dangerous it was.
At the age of sixty with -- helpful criminologist doctor Jonathan raskin.
-- finally put down the bucks.
Different from historically done.
Heidi with -- a lot a lot of -- trouble breathing.
Being out in the cold with a nightmare doctor -- diagnosed -- with CO PD.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
An umbrella term used to describe chronic asthma chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Primarily caused by smoking.
Point four million Americans have CO PD it develops slowly and symptoms get worse over time.
There is no cure and no way to reverse lung damage but doctor Ruskin says treatment.
Can't control sentence reduced risks of complications and improve quality of life.
It's usually a combination of -- violators inhaled steroids.
And more novel therapy sometimes that can impact on an airway disease but it's not one -- -- medicine alone.
Doctors have also study using competent arrest -- -- And you inhaler that uses a slow moving -- that opens the Airways allowing patients to breathe easier.
You press this button and it comes out rather slowly.
This off -- it's much easier for patients to.
To take him and read correctly doctor Ruskin says traditional -- take coordination and studies have shown that CO PD patients will -- stop using them.
It's really been daunting for people to get the medication done correctly.
And I'm hoping that this is actually -- -- -- that.
It is recommended that patients take one inhalation up to four times a day.
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