What is COPD?

COPD is a lung disease that gets worse over time, making it harder and harder to breathe.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes 2 different lung conditions:

  • Emphysema
    Involves damage to the air sacs in the lungs and can cause shortness of breath and a tight feeling in the chest.
  • Chronic bronchitis
    A swelling of the airways that causes a phlegmy cough and wheezing and can make it hard to breathe.
COPD includes chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema

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.

LONHALA MAGNAIR is a twice-daily maintenance
medicine for the long-term management of COPD.


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

What are the symptoms of COPD?

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

Chronic/excess mucus production in the lungs

COPD symptoms may be mild at first, but can get worse over time

What causes COPD?

COPD causes - smoking

Smoking is the top cause of COPD

COPD causes - environmental exposure

Environmental exposure (air pollution, secondhand smoke, chemicals)

COPD causes - genetics

Genetic factors (specifically alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)

The primary cause of COPD is long-term exposure to irritants that damage the lungs

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