Several diseases have similar symptoms and may occur with COPD.
A virus usually causes acute bronchitis. In most cases it does not require treatment. The cough it produces typically lasts for 7 - 10 days. In about half of patients, however, coughing can last for up to 3 weeks, and 25% of patients continue to cough for more than 1 month. Acute bronchitis may be a warning sign of future problems in some patients.
The classic symptoms of an asthma...Read more
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Quitting Smoking and Avoiding Other IrritantsQuitting smoking is the first and most essential step in treating COPD and slowing its progress. In many... Read more »