What is COPD?

Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe permanent airflow obstruction in the lungs. You may also hear it called emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

  • Chronic:
    The disease is always present.

  • Obstructive:
    The ability to move air in and out of your lungs is blocked or obstructed.

  • Pulmonary:
    The disease is in your lungs.

  • Disease:
    Your lungs have some damage.

Diagnosed with COPD?