COPD

Bronchitis Symptoms

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Bronchitis symptoms might include:

Hacking cough that continues for more than five days
Clear, yellow, white, or green mucus
Lack of fever, even though a low fever might sometimes be there Read more »

Understanding Bronchitis

Bronchitis

If you or anyone that you know has been diagnosed with bronchitis, it is important that you not only understand what the symptoms are but also the best way to treat it and deal with the discomfort that can arise. Bronchitis is basically a form of respiratory disease where the mucous membranes that are located within the bronchial passages of the lungs starts to become inflamed. Once the membranes are irritated, they will swell and start to grow thicker, which can lead to the narrowing or even shutting off of the small airways in the lungs. Individuals who have bronchitis will often start to fall into coughing spells that can come along with a level of breathlessness as well as the expulsion of phlegm. Read more »

Overview of Emphysema

Emphysema

Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that is long term and chronic. A person with disease has difficulty breathing because of limitation in exhaling. There are several different causes for emphysema, but smoking is the primary reason for most cases of emphysema.

Emphysema is the primary type of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). There is no known cure for this disease, but when a person quits smoking the rate of the progression of the disease lessens. Read more »

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

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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