COPD is a long-term disease of the lungs which causes shortness of breath.  COPD is an umbrella term for conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma which is irreversible.

While there is no cure for COPD, there are things you can do to breathe easier and improve your quality of life particularly if it is identified and managed early.

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