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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with leading professional societies, health, and advocacy organizations has launched COPD Learn More Breathe Better®, a national program designed to improve awareness among those at greatest risk for the disease.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. You may also have heard COPD called by other names, like emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
In people who have COPD, the airways are partially blocked, which makes it hard for the air to get in and out. COPD develops slowly and worsens over time.
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