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15 COPD Symptoms

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Swelling of feet

Swelling of the feet and ankles can occur in people with more severe COPD—a result of fluid retention.

But the symptom may be an indirect result of the lung disease.

Fluid buildup is a symptom of heart failure, which can occur because COPD makes the heart work harder, or kidney problems, which may result from not getting enough oxygenated blood.

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