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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is caused by long-term exposure to irritants, such as cigarette smoke. The two most common conditions that contribute to COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli, or air sacs, in the lungs are destroyed. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. COPD is a progressive disease, but it is treatable. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life.

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