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.

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, dusts 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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