The hallmark symptom of COPD is shortness of breath that gets worse over time. It is often accompanied by a phlegm-producing cough and episodes of wheezing. Symptoms may vary, however, or others may be present, depending on the disease involved. Many patients have symptoms of both chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Typically, the first symptoms of emphysema occur in heavy smokers in their mid-50s:
When someone sneezes we usually say, “Bless you” but when you hear a bellowing cough your instincts are to run away. The suffering... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Diseases with Similar SymptomsSeveral diseases have similar symptoms and may occur with COPD.Acute BronchitisA virus usually causes acute bronchitis.... Read more »