Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

About- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes breathing difficulting due to obstructed airflow from the lungs.

The two most common conditions that contribute to COPD are
 Chronic bronchitis
 Emphysema

Symptoms-
 Chest tightness
Cough, with or without mucus
Cyanosis
Frequent respiratory infections
Lack of energy
Need to clear the throat more often due to excess mucus in the lungs
Shortness of breath
Swelling in ankles, feet, or legs
Unintended weight loss
Wheezing
 
Causes-
 Asthma
Exposure to fumes from burning fuel, dust, and chemicals
Genetic disorder
Smoking

Specialist to Visit -
 Pulmonologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.copdfoundation.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://medlineplus.gov
https://www.lung.org
https://www.blf.org.uk
https://www.verywellhealth.com

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