I always thought I had asthma, but now my doctor thinks I have COPD. What is the difference?
Health Center - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease most often caused by smoking, limits the amount of oxygen you can take into your bloodstream and the amount of carbon dioxide you can be breathe out. Traditionally considered a man's disease, today, more women have COPD than men. Learn about the symptoms of COPD and what treatment options are available in this health center.
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