Symptoms... Most symptoms of COPD can be helped, especially if caught early. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough, sputum production, weight loss or gain (especially with edema), difficulty sleeping, etc. The best prevention and treatment is smoking cessation which your doctor can help you with.
Symptoms. The main symtpoms in COPD that can be helped are 1) decreased breathlessness 2) decreased cough 3) decreased exacerbations. Morality (the risk of dying) from COPD is mainly helped by stopping smoking rather than by medications. A single cigarette shortens your life span by 11 minutes!