10 Things You Should Know About COPD
What Is COPD?
COPD is a chronic, progressive lung disease that involves the inflammation of and damage to the air sacs that inflate each time you draw a breath. The term "COPD" is actually a more general way to describe two distinct disorders—emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many patients are found to have both of these conditions by the time they are given the "COPD" diagnosis.