COPD Symptoms and Signs
COPD is characterized by a longstanding (chronic) obstruction to air flow out of the lungs. It can take different forms and have different symptoms. Symptoms of COPD can also vary in severity.
COPD Symptoms include:
- a chronic cough,
- shortness of breath,
- and frequent respiratory infections
Other COPD possible symptoms can include
- finger clubbing,
- wheezing, exercise intolerance,
- chest tightness,
- cough productive of sputum,
- and coughing up blood.