COPD – Columbus Ohio Clinical Research

What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease that gets worse over time and makes it hard to breathe. There are two main conditions that cause COPD:

Emphysema -
causes irritation to the alveoli orair sacs in the lungs.
Overtime, the air sacs are damaged and this reduces
air exchange in the lungs. COPD Columbus Clinical Research Studies As a result, it becomes harder to move oxygen
into or carbon dioxide out of the blood.

Chronic bronchitis-
involves irritation and mucus build up in the
large and small airways in the lungs. The lining of the
airways gets thick and it makes it harder to breathe.

COPD Symptoms

• Coughing, with or without mucus
• Wheezing
• Shortness of breath that gets worse with activity
• Chest tightness

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