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COPD: Causes, Symptoms, Stages, Diagnosis, and More

What does COPD stand for?

COPD Medical Illustration by Dr Ciléin Kearns

There are just two lung conditions considered a long term:

  • Bronchitis means that the patient produces sputum or phlegm which inflamed directly the airways
  • Emphysema affects the end of the airways in the patient lungs which affects the oxygen in the bloodstream and the lungs become weak and full of holes.

With COPD, the airways are narrowed because three main reasons such as The lung tissue, mucus blocks part of the airway, and the airway becomes inflamed and swollen.

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