Some Specific Symptoms of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms usually don't appear until significant lung damage has occurred, and they often get worse over time, especially if exposure to smoking continues. For chronic bronchitis, the main symptoms are daily cough and mucus (phlegm) production for at least three months of each year for two consecutive years. Other signs and symptoms of COPD may include: shortness of breath, especially during physical activity, wheezing, chest tightness, having to clear the throat first thing in the morning due to excess mucus in the lungs, chronic cough that may produce mucus ( Phlegm) may be clear, white, yellow or green, bluish lips or nail beds, frequent respiratory infections, lack of energy, unexpected weight loss (in later stages), swelling of ankles, feet, or legs.
People with COPD may also experience episodes called exacerbations, during which their symptoms get worse than usual and change from day to day for at least a few days.

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