What are the facts about COPD?

COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe, and gets worse over time.

The term COPD means chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It includes two lung conditions: chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Bronchitis causes swelling of the airways, a phlegmy cough and/or wheezing, that can make it hard to breathe.

Emphysema involves damage to the air sacs in the lungs. It can cause shortness of breath and a tight feeling in the chest.

To determine whether you have COPD, your doctor may perform a COPD test called spirometry that measures how much air your lungs can hold and how forcefully you can breathe out.

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There is no cure for COPD, but it is manageable—typically through a combination of proper medication and positive lifestyle changes.

What causes COPD?

The primary cause of COPD is long-term exposure to irritants that damage the lungs. The following are known causes of COPD:

COPD causes

Smoking is the number one cause of COPD

Chemicals in the air (including air pollution and secondhand smoke)

Genetic factors (specifically alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)

History of severe childhood respiratory infections

What are the symptoms of COPD?

At first, COPD symptoms may be mild, but COPD damage gets worse over time. The following are common symptoms of COPD:

COPD symptoms

Persistent coughing, sometimes called "smoker's cough"

Shortness of breath

Wheezing and tightness in the chest when breathing

Excess production of mucus in the lungs

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