COPD: Sign and Symptoms
COPD symptoms can be typical and non-typical type; the mainly seen symptoms are prolonged cough, sputum production and shortness of breath. These symptoms are available for a delayed time frame and regularly intensify with time. An ongoing cough or a cough that produces a lot of mucus, shortness of breath; especially during physical activities or exercises, wheezing; a whistling or squeaky sound when person breath can be heard on examination with a stethoscope, tightness in chest, cyanosis; blueness of the lips or fingernails beds are the some common symptoms which can be seen in COPD. Serious COPD can bring about different side effects, for example, lack of energy, swelling in your ankles, feet, or legs; weight loss or underweight; and lower muscle endurance. The seriousness of your indications will rely on how much lung damage you have. If you continue smoking, the damage will happen quicker than if you stop smoking.