Category Archives: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Do I have asthma or chronic obstructive airway disease? Doctors are telling me I have both!

By Faith Huang, adapted from an article here. Some older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with asthma are used to symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of … Continue reading

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What Is COPD?

COPD means Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (Lung) Disease. The key words are “chronic” and “obstructive.” Chronic means that it’s going to be with you a long time. Obstructive means that airflow in the lungs is partly blocked. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, … Continue reading

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