Expert Video - What is an acute exacerbation of COPD and what causes it?

Expert pulmonologists describe what an acute exacerbation of COPD is and the signs to watch out for. Causes include bacterial infections and viruses, and also inhaling lung irritants such as smoke or exhaust fumes for example. Urgent medical attention is required when the signs of an oncoming exacerbation or actual exacerbation occur.

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