COPD is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for COPD as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in the body or in private. Usually, these other invisible symptoms are only shown to those with the disease or the loved ones they talk to about it.
We have a Facebook Group called COPD Support, where we discuss all these Hidden Symptoms. It’s a great support system for those who have to deal with COPD, have a loved one with it, or caregiving for someone with COPD. We have over 150 members and would love to have you Join us in the Conversation.