COPD is a progressive lung disease which gets over time.It is the3rd leading cause of death all over the world.Men are more likely to have the disease.It includes two entities chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
*Symptoms of COPD include:
-Cough with production of phlegm
-Fatigue when the patient doesn’t get enough oxygen
-Headaches which occur due to increased levels of carbon dioxide
-Swollen feet and ankles can occur due to increased stress on
heart,a condition known as Cor pulmonale
Dr. K Sailaja, Pulmonologist, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad