What more than 15 Million Americans living with COPD should know

People with COPD are at greater risk for contracting a lung disease called Nontuberculous Mycobacteria or NTM. Everyone encounters NTM during their daily lives. Mycobacteria can be found in tap water, shower heads, steam from hot tubs and soil from parks and gardens. While this has no effect in some people, in others, NTM can cause a serious, progressive and chronic lung disease. Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer covers the risks, signs and symptoms of the condition.

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