Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that is often a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, states WebMD. People suffering from COPD have difficulty breathing and a chronic cough ac... More »

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Mild obstructive lung disease may produce symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and fatigue. Obstructive lung disease is a condition that causes an obstruction of the airflow from the lungs, notes Mayo... More »

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Asthma, postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease are all causes of chronic cough in adults, according to Mayo Clinic. Infections, chronic bronchitis and certain drugs used to control blood pressure are addition... More »

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, symptoms typically appear later in life. It is difficult for medical researchers to determine the exact effect the condition has on reducing life expectancy, notes Clevelan... More »

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, causes several side effects, including a persistent cough that produces mucus, a tight feeling in the chest and shortness of breath, particularly after exercising, accordin... More »

Symptoms of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, include breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety, pain and depression by order of prevalence, states Spathis and Booth in the International Journal of Chronic... More »

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in its final stage is characterized by significantly reduced quality of life due to shortness of breath, according to Healthline. Life-threatening breathing problems may oc... More »

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