Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In 80-90% of cases, it is caused by smoking. COPD develops over time. Someone with COPD may not realize that they are becoming more short of breath until it becomes very hard to do simple tasks like walking upstairs. When you have COPD, your lungs are obstructed or blocked, making it hard to breathe.”


    Canadian Lung Association