Asthma is a common lung disease that inflames, narrows, and causes spasms in the airways. It results in problems with breathing. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a group of lung diseases that make it hard to breathe and get worse over time.

Asthma and COPD appear similar but are not the same disease. Most people are diagnosed with asthma as a child, and COPD as an adult. Unlike asthma, COPD can cause lifelong damage to the lungs.

Asthma does not have a cure, but it can be controlled with medical care and knowing your triggers. COPD treatment can help with breathing and slowing the disease.

Schedule a time with your doctor to talk about your asthma or COPD. Your doctor is your partner in taking care of your lungs.


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