6 Celebrities Affected by COPD

Overview of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD causes extreme coughing, mucus buildup, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. There are two main forms of COPD: chronic bronchitis, which involves a recurring cough with mucus, and emphysema, which destroys the lungs over time. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Here’s a list of celebrities who were affected by COPD.

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November 24, 2013

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July 1, 2014