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What other diseases are associated with COPD?

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma, which is quite similar, is also associated with COPD. COPD and asthma may both be present in the same person.
Other health problems are called co-morbidities. Because the heart and lungs work so closely together, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may put a strain on your heart, so heart disease is a common co-morbidity. Of course, additional chronic health problems call for close monitoring and possibly additional medications. With proper management you may still enjoy a long life.
Harish H. Murthy, MD
Pulmonary Disease
Many other conditions are intertwined with COPD, says pulmonologist Harish Murthy, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital, including heart problems, cognition issues, and more. Learn about them in this video.

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