Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)


Symptoms and Warning Signs

Symptoms and warning signs of COPD include: 

  • Shortness of breath with mild activity
  • Long-lasting cough that produces mucus
  • Chest tightness
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Wheezing
  • General tiredness and lack of energy

By the time you notice these symptoms, you may already have suffered some lung damage that cannot be reversed. Often people blame their symptoms on getting older or being out of shape. It is important to tell your healthcare provider about any of these symptoms so you can act to avoid further damage.  


Last Updated August 2020