What Are the Symptoms of Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis?

A:
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD.

Symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis may include:

  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Having to clear your throat every morning after waking up, due to excess mucus in your lungs
  • A chronic cough that may produce mucus that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
  • Blueness of the lips or fingernail beds
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Unintended weight loss in later stages
  • Swelling in ankles, feet, or legs

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