Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] is a common condition occurring in  17% of men and 8% of women between the ages of 45 and 64 years. It  could perhaps more correctly be called “chronic bronchitis and  emphysema” because both conditions coexist in all patients with COPD, to  varying degrees. Virtually confined to smokers, mortality from COPD is  related to the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
Common symptoms: cough with or without mucus, shortness of breath, fatigue, and wheezing.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] is a common condition occurring in 17% of men and 8% of women between the ages of 45 and 64 years. It could perhaps more correctly be called “chronic bronchitis and emphysema” because both conditions coexist in all patients with COPD, to varying degrees. Virtually confined to smokers, mortality from COPD is related to the number of cigarettes smoked per day.

Common symptoms: cough with or without mucus, shortness of breath, fatigue, and wheezing.

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