COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder

Definition

Is a disease of the lung characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversable.
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Body System involved

The Respiratory and the Circulatory

Symptoms of COPD

  1. A wet or dry cough.
  2. Frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, or wheezing
  3. Fatigue or inability to exercise
  4. Chest tightness is common

Complications of COPD

  1. Respiratory infections such as the flu, colds, and pneumonia
  2. Heart problems
  3. Lung cancer
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Depression