call 1800 654 301
C.O.P.E.
COPD. Online. Patient. Education.

Understanding your lungs and COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that cause an obstruction to the airflow in the lungs either by:

  • Damage to the air sacs (alveoli) and breathing tubes (bronchi and bronchioles).
  • Swelling and sputum/mucus production in the breathing tubes.