Sarah Buckley, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant: COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is actually an umbrella term for different types of respiratory conditions like emphysema or chronic bronchitis or chronic asthma. There is an obstruction in their breathing tests that is no longer fully reversible.
Elke Lappan, Patient: I have been diagnosed now with COPD. I couldn't breathe. I was having anxiety attacks, you get panicky. It just absorbs you totally.
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