About 12 million Americans deal with symptoms of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) but are not aware they are with the disease.
Identifying the symptoms of COPD and getting it diagnosed quickly are two critical aspects of managing the condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms may include a cough, shortness of breath, phlegm production, fatigue, wheezing, and chronic respiratory infections. Depending on the disease’s stage, patients may experience mild to extremely severe symptoms of COPD.
This condition develops slowly; however, it’s common to experience exacerbations, which also get worse with time. Recognizing the progressing severeness of these symptoms on time may suggest a chronic obstructive pulmonary exacerbation and improve the results of this condition.