(HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
is an umbrella term that includes lung diseases such as persistent
bronchitis or emphysema.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says common
warning signs of COPD may include:
- Having a cough that won't go away.
- Coughing up a lot of mucus.
- Feeling short of breath, particularly when you're physically
- Producing a wheezing sound when you breathe.
- Having a feeling of tightness in the chest.
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