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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a long-term lung disease that refers to both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. According to the NHS, around 900,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with COPD, but it is believed that the actual number of people who have the condition is much higher. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how COPD develops, what it feels like, how it’s treated, and much more.

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A UK study has found that in 85% of cases, doctors are failing to spot the signs of COPD and missing the chance of early diagnosis and treatment.

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