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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive airways disease. This disease blocks the airflow and makes it difficult to breathe. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.
HOW IS COPD DIAGNOSED?
This is a problem that is cause because of smoking and hence lung X-rays is one of the first diagnostic tests that general physicians suggest. Beyond this examination with screening and endoscopy may also be done to check extent of damage.
HOW IS COPD TREATED?
There is no particular treatment for COPD. Preventive and management steps may be taken for delaying the progression of the disease. Cessation of smoking helps prevent the worsening of COPD. Use of bronchodilators eases breathing. Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve overall quality of life and delays progression of disease