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What are the symptoms of obstructive lung disease?

Symptoms of obstructive lung disease usually begin to show after the lungs have already been badly damaged. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a persistent cough, tightness in the chest, and respiratory infections that occur often. Some people with obstructive lung disease experience swelling in the legs and lose weight.

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Does obstructive lung disease affect children differently than adults?
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Obstructive lung disease, which is mainly caused from smoking cigarettes, is extremely rare in child...
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What is obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a condition in which your airway is blocked, making it difficult to empt...
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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?
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Obstructive lung disease usually begins developing in the mid 40s. The first symptom is usually mild...
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What is the rate of incidence for obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a very common illness. Approximately 12 million Americans have the disea...
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