COPD Similar To Asthma But Also Quite Different

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term that refers to conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis which are associated with restricted airflow. COPD differs from asthma in that it causes permanent airway damage, chronic cough characterized by phlegm, and is rare before the age of 35 years. Asthma will only cause reversible inflammation of the airways.

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