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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by the obstruction of lung airflow or other breathing-related problems. This includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema and occasionally asthma. Main cause of COPD is prolonged exposure to irritants that damages the lungs. Usually presents with increased breathlessness or shortness of breath. Early stages of COPD are symptomless until it has progressed to a more developed stage. Severity of the symptoms usually depend on how much lung damage you have. Signs and symptoms [...]