COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a lung condition that makes breathing more difficult, particularly exhaling, and causes irreversible airflow damage. The most common types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and chronic emphysema.
While asthma sufferers and those with emphysema in the family have a higher risk of developing COPD, most cases are due to smoking. Proper patient education can help in prevention.
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