COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life Expectancy Center

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 chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, and emphysema. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, wheezing, and chronic cough. Treatment of COPD include GOLD guidelines, smoking cessation, medications, and surgery. The life expectancy of a person with COPD depends on the stage of the disease. Read more: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Life Expectancy Article

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