Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a group of lung diseases that causes obstructions of airflow and difficulty in breathing due to narrowing of airways. The common symptoms of COPD includes shortness of breath
persistent cough with regularly recurring chest infections.

This group of lung disorders includes: emphysema, chronich bronchitis, chronic obstructive airways disease.

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most typical disorders that make up COPD. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema happens once the air sacs at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) in the lungs are gradually destroyed.

Injury to your lungs from COPD can not be corrected, but medication may help manage symptoms and reduce further damage.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?


COPD (the shortened name for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is actually a collection of diseases in the lungs which include diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Those that suffer from COPD experience trouble breathing because of the way that their airways are narrowed.  This is also referred to as an airflow obstruction.

The symptoms of COPD include (but are not limited to): -Continual feelings of breathlessness when undergoing physical activity – a frequent and lingering cough, including the production of phlegm – regular and frequent infections in the chest and lungs. Read more »

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