Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: COPD vs Asthma
Both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cause swelling in the airways that makes it difficult to breathe.
Clinical Pearl of the Day: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) vs Asthma
- Asthma and COPD are lung diseases.
- Both cause swelling in the airways that makes it difficult for patients to breathe.
- With asthma, the swelling is often triggered by something the patient is allergic to, such as pollen or mold, or by physical activity.
- COPD is the name given to a group of lung diseases that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.