Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Symptoms could include:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cough is a common reflex action that clears the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although a number of conditions can cause more frequent bouts of coughing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breathing difficulty is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. This can develop gradually, or your breathing may suddenly become more laboured. In either case, medical attent...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring, and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "breathing difficulty" describes discomfort when breathing and the feeling that you can't draw a complete breath. This can develop gradually, or you may have a sudden onset. Breathing difficulties make you feel as though you can't get eno...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. It's heard most clearly when you exhale, but in severe cases it can be heard when you inhale. It's caused by narrowed airways or inflammation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem. Working to breathe is usually a sign of
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Labored breathing is working hard to breathe. Labored respiration, struggling to breathe. Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Many people experience feel short of breath during strenuous activity if they are not accustomed to exercise. If you have a sudden onset of difficulty breathing doing a normal routine, it may be a medical emergency.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • When the airways are blocked or narrowed by inflammation, secretions, a foreign object, mass, swelling or spasm, the breath sounds become noisy. If the high pitched breath sounds are a sign of difficulty breathing then immediate medial attention is required..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Painful respirations may be an indicator of a serious underlying medical problem requiring prompt medical intervention. For any unexplained chest pain or if there is difficulty breathing immediate medial attention is generally required.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • A gray, pale, or bluish tint to the skin can signal health problems that cause a lack of oxygen or blood flow. It can also indicate late-stage diseases.
    Source:HLCMS
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