COPD Mucus
Josh Duvauchelle
Josh Duvauchelle
November 13, 2018
COPD can affect people differently, and depending on whether bronchitis or emphysema is more prominent, COPD mucus build-up becomes a problem.

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COPD and Pneumonia

What Are the Risks of COPD and Pneumonia?

COPD and pneumonia often go hand-in-hand. When the lungs are not working at their optimal level, your risk of pneumonia is increased. 
422 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on November 6, 2018
COPD and Alcohol

How Does Alcohol Affect COPD?

Do COPD and alcohol mix? We take a look at the effects of drinking on your lung health and if it's possible to safely drink with COPD.
216 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on October 23, 2018
Complications of COPD

Six Possible Complications of COPD to Be Aware Of

COPD is a complex disease with a range of complications that vary from person to person. Here are six possible complications of COPD to be aware of.
44 found this helpful by Russell Winwood on September 25, 2018
COPD and Pulmonary Edema

Everything You Need to Know About COPD and Pulmonary Edema

COPD has a laundry list of complications and one of these complications is pulmonary edema. Here's what you need to know about COPD and pulmonary edema.
101 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 11, 2018
COPD and Heart Failure Risk

The Link Between COPD and Heart Failure

COPD and heart failure can go hand in hand. Your heart and lungs work as a team, so simply having COPD makes your heart work harder. 
1.1k found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 3, 2018
COPD and Pulmonary Hypertension

Can COPD Cause Pulmonary Hypertension?

When COPD and pulmonary hypertension coexist, they typically cause the person suffering to breathe even faster in order to take in more oxygen.
149 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on February 27, 2018
Is COPD Hereditary

Is COPD Hereditary?

"Is COPD hereditary?" – Most of the time COPD is not hereditary. The most common risk factors for COPD are tobacco smoke and chemical fumes.
20 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on September 7, 2017
COPD And Smoking

The Link Between COPD and Smoking

If you're currently a smoker, it's important to learn the link between COPD and smoking, how smoking affects your lungs, and how to quit.
16 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on June 29, 2017
COPD Comorbidities

Are You at Risk for These COPD Comorbidities?

If you have COPD, you have elevated risks of developing COPD comorbidities, including anemia, GERD and congestive heart failure.
by Patricia Bratianu on December 15, 2015
The Link Between COPD and GERD

The Link Between COPD and GERD

Experts disagree about the exact number of people who have both COPD and GERD, but it is estimated to appear between one in two and one in three people.
179 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on August 4, 2015