Author: steffijones

OVERVIEW Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are collectively referred to as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. This is a chronic condition, usually attributed to smoking, that causes shortness of breath and coughing, leading to a limitation in daily activities such as walking. When breathing becomes difficult for a person with COPD, they may experience an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). During an acute exacerbation, breathing becomes difficult due to the progressive narrowing of the airways and the secretion of large amounts of mucus, which is often thicker than normal. It can be triggered by infection with bacteria or viruses, or…

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