COPD symptoms

The symptoms and manifestations of COPD generally consist of obstruction of the airways and inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

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The initial symptoms of COPD are shortness of breath (dyspnea), a chronic productive cough and the production of sputum, especially in the mornings. Smokers often underestimate these symptoms, when these initial signs should lead them to see a doctor as quickly as possible.

Last updated: 4/14/19

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