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Do you have shortness of breath, especially during physical activities? Are you experiencing wheezing or chest tightness? If you have persistent symptoms like these, you may be suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that results in obstructed airflow from the lungs.

The factors that cause COPD can range from Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis to long-term exposure to irritating gasses or particulate matter, and cigarette smoke. In Emphysema, the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed by prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gasses and particulate matter. In chronic bronchitis, there is inflammation in the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. This condition is characterized by daily cough and mucus (sputum) production.

Diagnosed symptoms of COPD are: 

  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • A chronic cough that may produce mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow, or greenish
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Unintended weight loss (in later stages)
  • Swelling in ankles, feet, or legs

These symptoms often do not appear until significant lung damage has already been caused. Moreover, COPD sufferers tend to experience episodes called exacerbations, during which their symptoms will worsen and persist for at least several days. Also, people with COPD remain at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a spectrum of other conditions.

The risk factors for COPD include long-term cigarette smoking including large amounts of second hand smoke, asthma, long-term exposure to chemical fumes, vapors and dusts in the workplace, exposure to fumes from burning fuel for cooking and heating in poorly ventilated homes and an uncommon genetic disorder alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. 

Although COPD is a progressive disease, it can be treated. You should seek immediate medical care if you notice symptoms such as fever or a change in sputum or if you’re catching your breath frequently or if you see severe blueness in your lips or fingernail beds or have a rapid heartbeat and are feeling foggy or having trouble concentrating. 

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