Specialist expertise: Respiratory Infections, Bronchiectasis, Respiratory Medicine.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a catch-all term for a group of lung conditions. It happens when the lungs and airways become damaged and inflamed.This is a condition that causes breathing problems. It may go undetected in some people because the symptoms occur slowly over time, making everyday activities typically more difficult.
COPD can cause breathing conditions such as emphysema, which is damage to the air sacs in the lungs, or chronic bronchitis which is the long-term inflammation of the airways.