COPD - Other Diseases

What other diseases or conditions have you experienced with COPD?

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What other diseases or conditions contribute to COPD?

In general, three other non-genetic problems related to the lung tissue play a role in COPD. Two of the conditions, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, are thought by many to be variations of COPD and considered part of the progression of COPD.

Chronic bronchitis is defined as a chronic cough that produces sputum for three or more months during two consecutive years. Emphysema is an abnormal and permanent enlargement of the air spaces (alveoli) located at the end of the terminal bronchioles in the lungs.

Infectious diseases of the lung may damage areas of the lung tissue and contribute to COPD.

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