Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD for short, is a progressive lung disease that affects millions of people each year. People with COPD have airways that are narrowed and blocked due to damage. This is often induced by smoking. People with COPD often have chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Many people have primarily chronic bronchitis. Some people with COPD may also have an "asthma-like" or reactive component to their pulmonary disease.
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