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COPD is a common lung disease. When a person has it, it is very common to have the difficulty of breathing. Two main forms of COPD * Emphysema: lung damage * Chronic bronchitis: long term productive cough or with mucus Causes The main cause is due to smoking. This is a risk factor but not…

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of chronic (long-term) lung disease that includes emphysema and, often, chronic bronchitis. COPD can make it difficult to breathe. Women may be more likely to develop COPD from smoking or, very rarely, from exposure to pollution or chemicals. You can treat COPD with medicines, but COPD is…

Lung collapse

Lung collapse is also called atelectasis in medical terms. This can be a partial or total collapse. Once the condition occurs, the person will feel sudden pain in the chest, rapid and difficulty in breathing associated with a cough. Upon hearing the term, anyone might feel threatened. The truth is, this is not life-threatening for…

COPD

The most common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include shortness of breath, feeling that one cannot breathe, persistent cough and excess mucus or phlegm. It should be understood that symptoms vary depending on the type of lung damage done. The severity of COPD is divided into five stages that range from being at…

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