COPD

(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:

a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible.

Body Systems involved:

Respiratory and Circulatory System
Big image

Symptoms:


  1. shortness of breath
  2. wheezing
  3. chest tightness
  4. blueness of lips or fingernail beds
  5. frequent respiratory infections
  6. unintended weight loss
  7. etc...
Big image

Risk Factors

  1. The most significant risk factor for COPD is long-term cigarette smoking.
  2. Occupational exposure to dusts and chemicals
  3. Age
  4. Genetics
Big image

Complications:

  1. Respiratory infections
  2. Heart problems
  3. Lung cancer
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Depression