WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COPD
is the leading cause
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both lung conditions.
COPD makes it difficult for those who have the condition to empty air from their lungs, causing difficulty breathing.
• Coughing, wheezing, and chest discomfort
• Cough that produces mucus or phlegm on most days
• Shortness of breath and wheezing
• Persistent cough and chest discomfort
American Thoracic Society
ATS Patient Advisory Roundtable
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
American Lung Association