12 signs of COPD

Short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the term refers to progressive lung disease that is characterised by increasing breathlessness.

  1. Wheezing
  2. Chest tightness
  3. Increased feelings of breathlessness
  4. Frequent coughing
  5. Feeling short of breath, especially when engaged in physical activity
  6. Clearing your throat of excess mucus first thing in the morning
  7. A chronic cough that may produce clear, white, yellow or greenish mucus
  8. Blueness of the lips or fingernail beds
  9. Lacking in energy
  10. Having respiratory infections on a regular basis
  11. Swelling in the ankles, feet or legs
  12. Unintentional weight loss (as it progresses)

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/28/what-is-copd-12-signs-you-need-to-be-aware-of-6885110/#ixzz4sHkcozj5

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