COPD–What is it?


COPD – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Aug 11, 2017 – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It’s caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most …

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | American Lung …

http://www.lung.org › Lung Health and Diseases › Lung Disease Lookup

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. … The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by COPD. … See what it means to have this disease.

COPD | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | MedlinePlus

https://medlineplus.gov › Health Topics

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The main cause of COPD is long-term exposure to substances that irritate and damage the lungs. This is usually cigarette smoke. Air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust can also cause …

 

COPD | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Jan 16, 2018 – COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Progressive means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of a slimy substance called mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-Topic Overview

https://www.webmd.com › Lung Disease & Respiratory Health › COPD

COPD is often a mix of two diseases: Chronic bronchitis (say “bron-KY-tus”). In chronic bronchitis, the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes ) get inflamed and make a lot of mucus. This can narrow or block the airways, making it hard for you to breathe.

COPD | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | Signs and Symptoms

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Wikipedia

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time. Eventually …

Symptoms‎: ‎Shortness of breath‎, cough with ‎sp…
Similar conditions‎: ‎Asthma
Causes‎: ‎Tobacco smoking‎, ‎air pollution‎, ‎genetics
Treatment‎: ‎Stopping smoking‎, ‎respiratory reha…

COPD Symptoms, Life-Expectancy, Stages, Causes, Treatment

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) definition and facts; What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?; What are the signs and symptoms of COPD? What are the four stages of COPD? What causes COPD? What are the risk factors for developing COPD? What tests diagnosis COPD? What is the …

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – familydoctor.org

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease. COPD makes it hard to breathe. The disease gets progressively worse over time if not treated early. Most people who have COPD have one or two related lung illnesses. These illnesses are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. If you have chronic bronchitis, …

COPD: Stages, Causes, Treatment, and More – Healthline

Nov 4, 2016 – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people with COPD have both of these conditions. Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow. Bronchitis …

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