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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 it.

At first, COPD may cause no symptoms or only mild symptoms. As the disease gets worse, symptoms usually become more severe. They include

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  1. COPD (National Library of Medicine)  
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  6. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
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  10. COPD: Unique to Older Adults (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
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