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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)  
    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 ...
  2. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are common diseases of the lungs, affecting millions of Americans. This reference ...
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  5. How Can COPD Be Prevented? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Can COPD Be Prevented? You can take steps to prevent ... and slow the progress of the disease. Prevent COPD Before It Starts The best way to prevent ...
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  7. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is COPD? Español COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun- ... can clog them. Normal Lungs and Lungs With COPD Figure A shows the location of the lungs ...
  8. Living with COPD From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With COPD COPD has no cure yet. However, you can ... as heart disease, lung cancer, and pneumonia. Manage COPD and Its Symptoms You can do things to ...
  9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... How is COPD treated? Learn More What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to ... bronchitis, and in some cases asthma. What causes COPD? In the United States, tobacco smoke is a ...
  10. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of COPD? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of COPD? At first, COPD may cause no symptoms or ... Rate This Content: Next >> Featured Video What is COPD? 10/15/2014 The NHLBI "Grand Opportunity" Exome ...
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