COPD – What is COPD?

(With thanks to NZ Asthma+Respiratory Foundation) What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (sometimes called CORD for chronic obstructive respiratory disease) and is an umbrella term for the diseases emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. COPD affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, yet most have never even heard of it. Illustration courtesy of healthflexhhs.com […]

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