Symptoms of COPD include persistent coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. These symptoms may get worse over time and can interfere with daily activities. COPD is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. It cannot be cured, but it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to lung irritants.
If you are a smoker, it is important to quit smoking to reduce your risk of developing COPD and other serious health problems. If you are already experiencing symptoms of COPD, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan to manage the condition and improve your quality of life.