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Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD) (aka Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (COPD) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COLD mainly involves two related diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is generally permanent and becomes worse over time. With asthma there is also obstruction of airflow out of the lungs, but the obstruction is usually reversible and between attacks of asthma the flow of air through the airways is usually good. COLD is also called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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