COPD is a group of respiratory diseases that limit airflow and make it hard to breathe. It’s usually linked to an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs to noxious particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke.
In honor of International Recovery Day Sept. 30, VA wants you to know: Substance use disorder is a disease that can be treated, and recovery is possible. VA uses a variety of proven therapies and medications to help support Veterans who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder.
After foot surgeries, sciatic nerve issues and years of smoking, Veteran James Mitchell was using a walker, was stressed out, and life was at its lowest point. Then he started his Whole Health journey.