Common Symptoms of COPD – Bronchitis and Emphysema
Frequent appearance of cough that gradually becomes persistent. Often this is mistaken for a ‘smokers’ cough’ in the early stages. Breathlessness becomes the main cause for concern for these patients.
Breathlessness and wheeziness occurs while taking exertion, for instance, while climbing the stairs. These symptoms tend to become gradually worse over the years if the patient smokes for a long time. Chest infections also become common in this condition.