Posts By: Hiram L. Rivas Perez, M.D.

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. COPD is a lung disease that can cause breathing difficulties, chronic coughing with wheezing and mucus production. It is most often caused by cigarette smoking but can be developed after long exposure to…
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