A Look Inside the Lungs: Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysema
A person with COPD usually has symptoms of two different conditions: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Those two conditions are now classified under the same name – COPD – because most people have symptoms of both, rather than just one or the other.
How do symptoms occur in COPD conditions?
To understand how these symptoms occur within a COPD diagnosis, let’s look at the epidemiology of both conditions.
Which best describes your diagnosis?
Do you have an emergency plan to deal with your COPD during a major storm?