Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Chrónica (EPOC) - Ayudándole a respirar mejor

About this Fact Sheet:

Many older adults have problems with shortness of breath.
If you are over the age of 40 and are a smoker you may be at risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Smoking is the main cause of COPD, but breathing in second hand smoke, other chemicals and pollution may also put you at risk.