copd

COPD: persistent respiratory symptoms & airflow limitations due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by smoking - chronic & irreversible split between emphysema (destruction of terminal airways = useless airsacs) & chronic bronchitis (mucus = cough) s/sx: dyspnea, chronic cough, chest tightness, wheezing, depression, anxiety, ankle swelling, weight loss, fatigue, rib fractures; see loss... Continue Reading →

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