Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used for a group of lung diseases that causes breathing issues. It is a condition that generally affects middle-aged or elderly people who smoke a lot. In fact, smoking is the primary reason for the occurrence of this health disease. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common diseases seen in people suffering from COPD.
COPD is characterised by difficulty in breathing in the initial stages followed by coughing and shortness of breath in later stages. This disease can worsen, if not treated at the proper time. It can be prevented by keeping an early check on smoking. COPD can lead to many complications like heart problems, lung cancer, high blood pressure and respiratory infections. The disease needs special attention and thus, the patient should consult a medical practitioner as soon as possible. Early detection can curb the occurrence of many diseases.
|Shortness of breath||Chest infections|
|Breathing problem||Low energy|
|Coughing with or without mucous||Swelling in the airways|