Dr. Glenn Brauntuch, an Englewood-based internist and pulmonologist, will present an educational seminar on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck on Tuesday, April 27, at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Breathing problems such as asthma and COPD often arise in older adults, especially those with a history of smoking. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, which often makes for difficultly breathing.
Symptoms of COPD include cough with mucus, shortness of breath that gets worse with mild activity, fatigue, frequent respiratory infections and wheezing. As the symptoms of COPD develop slowly, some people may be unaware that they are sick.
Brauntuch, who is a specialist in COPD, asthma and lung cancer, will present this information and more, including testing and prevention, during the program. The event is made possible by a recent alliance between the full-service rental retirement community and area physicians. As a result of the relationship, Brauntuch and other area physicians provide medical services to Heritage Pointe residents.
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck is located at 600 Frank W. Burr Blvd. in Teaneck, N.J. For more information or to RSVP for this event, contact Heritage Pointe at (201) 836-9260, or visit www.RetireAtHeritage.com.