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What is copd?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
10 doctors agree

In brief: Lung disease

COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Most often it is due to smoking. It makes it difficult to blow all the air out of the lungs, and thus can cause shortness of breath. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, fatigue. There are great treatments for this condition.

In brief: Lung disease

COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Most often it is due to smoking. It makes it difficult to blow all the air out of the lungs, and thus can cause shortness of breath. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, fatigue. There are great treatments for this condition.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: COPD...

Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease characterized by chronic, irreversible airway obstruction and chronic airway inflammation.
It has no cure and is a slowly progressive disorder. Treatment consists of controlling symptoms with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers and providing supplemental oxygen, if needed. The cause of the disease is usually smoking.

In brief: COPD...

Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease characterized by chronic, irreversible airway obstruction and chronic airway inflammation.
It has no cure and is a slowly progressive disorder. Treatment consists of controlling symptoms with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers and providing supplemental oxygen, if needed. The cause of the disease is usually smoking.
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- two forms: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Both can be related to smoking. Treatments vary form inhalers to steroids. Sometimes people need oxygen.

In brief: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- two forms: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Both can be related to smoking. Treatments vary form inhalers to steroids. Sometimes people need oxygen.
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: COPD def

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

In brief: COPD def

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Become a leading cause of morbidity & mortality worldwide, not onlt cigarettes but increasingly pollution & job related fumes
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