15 COPD Symptoms
A tricky lung disease
By Amanda Gardner
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common problem24 million people in the U.S. are thought to have itbut few people have a grasp of what it is.
In fact, half of the people who have COPD don’t even know it. Why? COPD symptoms can creep up gradually or be mistaken for something else, such as a cough, allergies, cold, flu, or other less serious ailments.
If you have COPD, you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis, ormost oftenboth. Read on to find out more about the symptoms of COPD.
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