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COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung condition caused by smoking tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke, and/or air pollutants. Conditions that accompany COPD include:

Symptoms of COPD include:

Treatment of COPD include smoking cessation, medications, and surgery. The life expectancy of a person with COPD depends on the stage of the disease.

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Terms related to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease):

  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • COLD
  • COPD