COPD and Related Disorders

Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is not a single type of respiratory diseases. It is a combination of groups of lungs disease that caused difficult to breath out gas from the lungs. Thus, it often leads to feeling of being tired or shortness of breath.  COPD are often categorised into two major symptoms i.e. emphysema and chronic bronchitis. So, a person having COPD may be facing either chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
COPD symptoms are productive cough and dyspnea. The common signs and symptoms include decreased breath prolonged expiratory phase of respiration, wheezing and sounds.  COPD get severe and may cause pneumothorax, weight loss, frequent acute decompensation episodes and heart failure. It also causes respiratory failure and acute or chronic. 

  • Chronic obstructive bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Smoking and inhalational exposures
  • Genetic factors
  • Inflammation and Infection
  • Airflow limitation
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Respiratory infection

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