If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma both affect the lungs and often have similar symptoms, such as shortness of breath. However, what causes these conditions, how they affect the lungs, and whom they affect differ.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology|
|Last Revised||November 29, 2011|
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