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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Reviewed by a board-certified pulmonologist.
The common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, wheezing, and phlegm production.
Celiac disease seems to confer a higher risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Learn about the links between the two conditions.
If you are caring for a loved one with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), here's how you can help, as well as deal with end-of-life issues.
Diagnosing COPD may involve tests such as spirometry, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases, chest X-ray, CT scan, a CBC, and genetic screening.
Learn the symptoms and treatment of the most common complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and when to seek immediate help.
Learn the basics of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and treatments and lifestyle changes that can postpone this late stage of COPD.
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) pocket guide to COPD helps diagnose, prevent, and treat the disease consistently.
Shortness of breath in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is exacerbated by infections and illnesses. Learn how to manage dyspnea in COPD.
Is COPD curable? Learn about recent medical advances for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reviewed by a board-certified physician