copd-umm

What is COPD?

According to the COPD Foundation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is “an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.” COPD Causes Most cases of COPD are caused by inhaling pollutants. This includes cigarette smoke (and…