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COPD Flare-ups

Events and Symptoms That Are Often Seen with Flare-Ups

  • Increased shortness of breath
  • Not feeling well. Your usual daily activities may be more tiring and require more physical effort.
  • Increased amount of your ‘normal’ mucus production. It may also be thicker and greenish in color.
  • Recent viral or bacterial infection
  • Wheezing
  • Exposure to high pollution levels
  • Exposure to irritants: chemicals, smoke, dust, etc.
  • Fever

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