COPD affects the lungs and refers to a group of diseases including both Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. COPD results in symptoms that can include frequent coughing, trouble breathing, chest tightness, wheezing and fatigue.
COPD is usually the result of being a smoker or having a history of smoking, however, others at higher risk include workers who have had prolonged exposure to things like harsh chemical fumes or air-borne particles, for example.
Medications for COPD exist, but many of those with moderate-to-severe disease take more than one to control symptoms. So, some may find it hard to take them correctly, while others may feel that they aren’t working well enough. Still others may prefer taking a pill or getting a periodic shot over using inhalers.
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