Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This six-page illustrated handout educates people about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a serious lung disease. It explains that the two main types of COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It identifies leading causes and common signs of COPD, and lists test the doctor will use to diagnose the disease. The document clarifies that COPD cannot be cured and its damage to the lungs cannot be reversed, and provides a list of recommended behaviors to manage the disease and slow its progress.
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