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COPD Signs and Symptoms at Different Stages

COPD Signs and Symptoms

A lot of people are wondering what is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, is a condition in which breathing becomes more and more labored over time. Typically, it is caused by a combination of smoking related illnesses, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Given the progressive nature of the condition, COPD signs and symptoms worsen as the disease becomes worse. The condition is divided into stages like many progressive illnesses are, alongside emphysema, one of the biggest contributors to

Emphysema Life Expectancy at Different Stages

Emphysema Life Expectancy

Emphysema is a disease that is known also as a part of a group of conditions that make up COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Conditions in this class are related to breathing and are either associated with making breathing more difficult or shorter and more labored. Emphysema does this by damaging the small air sacs in the lungs over time by making big holes in their surrounding walls. What happened then is that the lungs’ surface area is lessened and similarly, so is the amount of oxygen that can make it into the bloodstream

What Is COPD – Types, Risk Factors and Prevention?

What Is COPD

What is COPD? Well, COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it is characterized by a gradually worsening ability to breathe. The disease is progressive and currently there is no cure for it, which means that over time, symptoms become worse and worse, as does the difficulty level of breathing. Understanding what is COPD and how it affects breathing starts with understanding on a physiological level what the disease entails. Airways that make breathing possible are connected in the lungs to tubes called bronchioles, which are much smaller and thinner