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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
Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways in the lungs become inflamed. In some cases, this occurs acutely, either from illness or allergies. However in other cases, bronchitis can last for periods of over three months or, keep coming back time and time again. This is referred to as chronic bronchitis, which can lead to obstructive chronic bronchitis in time as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Chronic bronchitis is most commonly caused by
Pulmonary emphysema is a progressive condition that is part of the disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. It primarily affects the alveoli in the lungs. These are tiny air sacs that are necessary for proper breathing. In cases of pulmonary emphysema, these sacs are damaged in various ways whether enlarged, narrowed, stretched or otherwise permanently destructed. Smoking is the single biggest and most common cause of emphysema, although there are cases of non smokers developing the condition. Most of these
Coughing up blood can be a rather confusing (and alarming) symptom. On one hand, it can be caused simply from bleeding in the mouth or nasal area. Blood from these areas becomes mixed with the mucous or phlegm that is coming up from the respiratory tract, giving the appearance of blood in phlegm matter, without necessarily disclosing the origin. Oddly enough, it is also not uncommon for blood tinged phlegm to be found in people who are suffering from certain types of gastrointestinal troubles as well