Asthma and bronchitis / mucus blockage / smooth muscle spasm / constricted airways.
Emphysema / lack of elastic recoil in the lungs / airway inflammation / destruction of air sacs (alveoli) in lungs and small airways (bronchioles).
Airway blockage resulting from repeated exposure to dust, pet dander or other irritants causing swelling and clogging with mucous / chronic bronchitis.
These are only some of the more common causes of COPD. If you are concerned for your own health, for someone in your family, talk to your family doctor.
If you are diagnosed with any form of dystonia and you suspect you may also have lung disease, get it checked out as a matter of urgency. Dystonic muscles make everyday living difficult without the added concern about a lung condition.
Follow the links above for more information about lung disease, dysphagia and dystonia.
Wherever you are breathe freely, swallow safely, live with hope and enjoy your day!
Sue Bayliss. Cairns Australia.