MISSION VIEJO, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new online COPD Health Center to help women detect, treat and reduce risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States, is a progressive illness that affects airflow out of the lungs, causing difficulty breathing. COPD is a group of interrelated diseases, the two most common of which are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
"The COPD Health Center addresses questions that keep people up at night," says Laurie Berger, Lifescript Editor-in-Chief. "Dozens of COPD articles in the health center, written by medical experts and reviewed by top physicians, cover everything from key COPD risk factors and ways to reduce risk, to the latest treatment options and new research."
More than 120,000 people die each year from COPD. That's one death every four minutes, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. And the number of those afflicted with COPD is increasing; 12 million additional people may be living with the disease undiagnosed.
"Because it's a prolific and progressive disease, people need to be informed on how to mitigate risk factors and symptoms," Berger says. "The new health center will be a great help to those who have received a COPD diagnosis, and for those hoping to avoid one."
Along with in-depth articles, the COPD Health Center features Q&As with leading experts, as well as the latest treatments, medications and natural remedies for the condition.
The COPD Health Center is one of 66 health centers on the site. Lifescript Health Centers are designed to help women live healthier lives with medically reviewed articles, expert interviews, lifestyle tips, recipes and more.
ABOUT LIFESCRIPT: One of the fastest-growing online healthy living publishers, Lifescript.com (http://www.lifescript.com/) attracts 10 million unique visitors monthly and is the leading site focusing exclusively on women's health. More than 7 million readers also subscribe to Lifescript's six daily email newsletters. The company has offices in Mission Viejo and Beverly Hills, Calif., and in New York City.