Without being ill, the patient starts to cough suddenly, and it lasts for a while. Sooner or later, the patients become too annoyed and turn to the doctor just to find out they are having a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The patient does not have a fever. However, he has all other features typical for flu or cold. As a rule, the coughing manner is wet even though it can be dry too. The mucus is either yellow or regular, but thicker.
Regular attacks of cold or flu. Viral and bacterial respiratory disorders are closely interconnected. That’s why they may have the same symptoms. In the case of COPD, the flu is not gone for a while. The patients who can’t get rid of COPD for years share they often face such issues as bronchitis and pneumonia. They are the outcomes of bad COPD. The risks go up in winter.