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Whats another name for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: COPD...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd.

In brief: COPD...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Bronchitis/Emphysema
"chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" is a broad term for the conditions of "chronic bronchitis, " which is coughing up phlegm every day, or "emphysema, " or destruction of lung tissue.
Both are most often associated with cigarette smoking. The cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Mainly, this is because patients with COPD can't blow all the air out.

In brief: Bronchitis/Emphysema
"chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" is a broad term for the conditions of "chronic bronchitis, " which is coughing up phlegm every day, or "emphysema, " or destruction of lung tissue.
Both are most often associated with cigarette smoking. The cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Mainly, this is because patients with COPD can't blow all the air out.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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