Symptoms develop slowly, meaning some people may not know that they have COPD or emphysema.
  • Persistent cough, with or without mucus, often referred to as “smokers cough”
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple respiratory infections
  • Shortness of breath and chest tightness


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