COPD is a breathing condition that makes it difficult to breathe; akin to asthma. Unlike asthma, COPD can lead to other difficulties such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The airway is inflamed causing it to shrink; thus you are not able to get enough air into your lungs. COPD causes you to produce excessive mucus in your lungs and also causes emphysema which destroys air spaces in your lungs.

Increased breathlessness
Frequent coughing (with and without sputum)
Tightness in the chest



Respiratory system
Respiratory system


  • being tired
  • coughing
  • coughing up mucus or blood
  • wheezing


  • steroid inhalers
  • breathing exercises
  • pulmonary therapy
  • Specialist who treat it

    Pneumology/Pulmonology/ Respiratory Medicine
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    Statistics of COPD

    57 people with COPD have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of COPD is 1042 points (29 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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