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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) NOS is a term used to describe a group of chronic lung diseases that cause obstruction of airflow from the lungs. This obstruction is usually caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to difficulty breathing. Symptoms of COPD NOS include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. COPD NOS is a progressive disease, meaning that it can worsen over time and can lead to serious complications such as respiratory failure. Treatment for COPD NOS typically includes lifestyle changes, medications, and oxygen therapy.
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