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

Symptoms could include:

  • Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although there are a number of conditions that can cause more frequent bouts of coughing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    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
  • Nasal flaring occurs when your nostrils widen while breathing, and may be a sign that you're having difficulty breathing. It's most commonly seen in children and infants. In some cases, it can indicate respiratory distress.
    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
  • Shortness of breath on exertion (SOBOE) is when you have difficulty breathing while performing a physical activity. SOBOE can occur during routine activities like walking up a flight of stairs.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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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