What is COPD
Find information on what is COPD and how you may have got COPD.
How do you get COPD?
COPD is caused by long–term exposure of the lungs to something harmful to them and is the result of permanent damage.
What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
Chronic– means it’s long term. Obstructive–refers to the narrowing in your airways – it obstructs the passage of air and makes it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary disease– means it affects your lungs