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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a very treatable disorder. Atlantic Health System Pulmonary Center's highly-qualified health care professionals are here to help.

COPD signs and symptoms:

  • Cough and mucus production
  • Recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and includes diseases characterized by progressive decline in lung function, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is caused by damage of the support structures and gas-exchange units (alveoli) within the lung, along with obstruction of the airways. Chronic bronchitis is caused by inflammation in the lungs, which leads to the narrowing of the airways and increased mucus production. Many people with COPD have symptoms of both conditions. In fact, some share certain characteristics with asthma, but they are fundamentally different disorders that require accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

Key factors to improve COPD outcomes include:

  • Early and accurate diagnosis

  • Appropriate and aggressive treatment

  • Regular follow-up and access to resources needed to provide comprehensive care for this disease and associated disorders.

  • Hospitalization, when needed, at a health care facility with the proven ability to provide the highest-quality medical care to acutely ill patients.

Diagnostic and treatment services for COPD are available at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

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175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

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97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

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651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

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100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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