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Living With...COPD

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What Is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that limit the flow of air into and out of the lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, most often caused by heavy, long-time cigarette smoking. COPD can also include chronic asthma.

Understanding COPD


COPD refers to lung diseases that limit airflow in and out of your lungs. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Managing COPD


COPD is chronic, which means there is no cure. Treatment can manage symptoms and slow damage to the heart and lungs.

Life With COPD


As a chronic condition, COPD affects more than your lungs. Learn how to manage related health problems and live healthier.

Procedures


Tests may be done to check your lungs and breathing. And certain procedures can help relieve symptoms.

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