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.

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