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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The main symptom of COPD is an inability to breathe in and out properly. This is also referred to as airflow obstruction.

What is COPD?


Useful Links

NHS
Guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks of COPD from the NHS

COPD
Guide to COPD from Bupa.

British Lung Foundation
Information and guidance on living with COPD


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.