Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term progressive lung disease which is usually permanent. COPD includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD slowly damages your airways resulting in chronic coughing, expectoration and other breathing difficulties. The most important risk factor for COPD is long-term cigarette smoking. 

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