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COPD THE FACTS

COPD (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE)

WHAT IS COPD

STANDS FOR CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, AN UMBRELLA TERM FOR A NUMBER OF COMMON CONDITIONS, INCLUDING CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, EMPHYSEMA AND SMALL AIRWAYS DISEASE, ALL OF WHICH MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO BREATHE.  tHE WORD 'CHRONIC' HA NOTHING TO DO WITH SEVERITY. iT SIMPLY MEANS THE BRPOBLEM IS LONG-TERM.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE

 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx#close



 
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