What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma, that cause difficulty breathing. COPD symptoms include coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Management and treatment for COPD include surgery and taking medication. Common drugs used to treat COPD are: