November 16, 2020
Emphysema (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways. Typical symptoms of COPD include: Increasing breathlessness when active A persistent cough with phlegm Frequent chest...
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Coughing may feel like the right way to clear stubborn phlegm and mucus, but in truth it only makes the situation worse. Coughing draws cold, dry, unfiltered air into the airways and results in a huge loss of carbon dioxide. The loss of carbon dioxide causes the airways to constrict as smooth muscle goes into...
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