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Posted on Nov 19, 2014 |

WORLD COPD DAY – NOV 19TH, 2014

WORLD COPD DAY – NOV 19TH, 2014

WORLD COPD DAY – NOV 19TH, 2014
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time.

COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust—also may contribute to COPD.

 

WORLD COPD DAY - NOV 19TH, 2014