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What Is COPD?

COPD Quiz
What Do You Know About COPD? Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious illness that makes breathing difficult. Take this quiz to find out more about COPD and how to prevent it. 1. Which of the following diseases is included in the umbrella term COPD? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is In chronic bronchitis, the bronchial tubes are continually inflamed. This leads to scarring. Inflamed or scarred bronchi let less air to flow in a...
Emphysema Quiz
Take the Emphysema Quiz Emphysema is a long-term lung disease that usually gets worse over time. It's a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to the American Lung Association, close to 5 million Americans have emphysema. Take this quiz to see what you know about this disease. 1. Cigarette smoking is the usual cause of emphysema. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Cigarette smoking is the cause in about 90% of people with emphysema. A smoker is 1...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term for two serious, usually progressive lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
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Chronic Bronchitis
Chronic Bronchitis What is chronic bronchitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of the breathing tubes. These are the airways called bronchi. This inflammation causes too much mucus production and other changes. Although there are several different types of bronchitis, the most common are acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation of the bronchi. It is common among smokers. People with chronic bronchitis tend to get lung infections more easily. They also have episodes of acute bronchitis ...