Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Synonyms||chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic obstructive airwey disease (COAD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary emphysema, ithers|
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|Patient UK||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a teep o obstructive buff disease chairacterised bi lang-term puir airflow. The main symptoms include shortness o breath an coch wi sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meanin it teepically worsens ower time. Eventually everyday activities, such as walkin up stairs, acome difficult. Chronic bronchitis an emphysema are aulder terms uised for different teeps o COPD. The term "chronic bronchitis" is still uised tae define a productive coch that is present for at least three months each year for twa years.
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- Vestbo, Jørgen (2013). "Definition and Overview". Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. pp. 1–7.
- "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Fact sheet N°315". WHO. January 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
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- Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD (PDF). Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. 2016. p. 2.[deid airtin]