What Are the Clinical Manifestations of COPD?

Q: What is the most common symptoms of COPD?

A: The most important symptoms of COPD are breathlessness on exertion and chronic cough with or without phlegm. The dyspnea usually worsens over time but is often nor present in mild or moderate COPD. The cough may be dry or productive. Cough and phlegm often precede dyspnea on exertion by many years. Other symptoms include wheezing and chest tightness. As the disease progresses, fatigue, weight loss and anorexia may increase.

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