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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 ...
  3. COPD Quiz From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Public » Health Topics » Quizzes Related Media Videos Quizzes COPD Quiz COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is ... how you can prevent its complications. Question 1. COPD is a lung disease that: A. usually starts ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Understanding COPD (American Lung Association)  
    ... ENews Home > Lung Disease > COPD > About COPD Understanding COPD What is COPD? COPD is a lung disease that over time ... to call the disease COPD. How Serious is COPD? COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death ...
  6. COPD: Unique to Older Adults (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
    ... improve or maintain quality of life. Depression and COPD When your COPD symptoms eventually become severe enough ... effectively to the challenges of COPD. Anxiety and COPD COPD is a challenging illness that requires care ...
  7. ... Features Increase Expected in Medical Care Costs for COPD Share Compartir Reduce medical costs for COPD, invest ... the rise in medical costs for people with COPD In a new study , researchers estimate that on ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. COPD Medications (American Lung Association)  
    ... ENews Home > Lung Disease > COPD > Living with COPD COPD Medications There are a variety of medicines available ... HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR COPD MEDICINE COPD medicines do not cure COPD but ...
  10. COPD Emotional Management (National Jewish Health)  
    ... Holm, PhD Dept. of Medicine View full profile COPD: Emotional Management In most cases, COPD completely changes ... Calendar Read the News View Daily Pollen Count COPD Program This program offers comprehensive, individualized care for ...
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