What is COPD?

COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD gets worse over time.

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes two different lung conditions: chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema

Bronchitis is a swelling of the airways that causes a phlegmy cough and wheezing and can make it hard to breathe.

Emphysema involves damage to the air sacs in the lungs and can cause shortness of breath and a tight feeling in the chest.

Your doctor may perform a spirometry test to determine if you have COPD. This test measures how much air your lungs can hold and how forcefully you can breathe out.

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There is no cure for COPD, but it is manageable—typically through a combination of proper medication and positive lifestyle changes.

What causes COPD?

The primary cause of COPD is long-term exposure to irritants that damage the lungs. The following are known causes of COPD:

COPD causes

COPD Causes - Smoking

Smoking is the top cause of COPD

COPD Causes - Genetics

Genetic factors (specifically alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)

COPD Causes - Environmental Exposure

Environmental exposure (air pollution, secondhand smoke, chemicals)

COPD Causes - Severe Respiratory Infections

History of severe childhood respiratory infections

What are the symptoms of COPD?

COPD symptoms may be mild at first, but can get worse over time. The following are common symptoms of COPD:

COPD symptoms

COPD Symptoms - Persistent Coughing

Persistent coughing, sometimes called "smoker's cough"

COPD Symptoms - Wheezing and Tightness in Chest

Wheezing and tightness in the chest

COPD Symptoms - Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath

COPD Symptoms - Exessive Mucus Production

Excess mucus production in the lungs

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in 2-3 minutes*

LONHALA MAGNAIR does not relieve the sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.


*With proper assembly and cleaning.


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