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      Category : Health Centers > Respiratory System (Lungs and Breathing)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Alternate Names : COPD, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

Typical symptoms of COPD are cough and sputum production. Following are some other symptoms of COPD:

  • shortness of breath, which tends to worsen with exertion
  • swelling in the legs and feet
  • wheezing, which is a high-pitched sound made when the person breathes

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    Author: Rebecca Bascom, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/24/01

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