Chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, or more commonly referred as COPD is a progressive disease. It is a disease in which one finds breathing very hard and difficult. It literally means that it’s a disease that gets worsen over time. That’s why it is also said to be a very hard health condition to be in. Some people think that in COPD one always have mucus when they cough. This is not a true case. COPD may or may not cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, short breaths, chest tightening, and some other symptoms. As per latest researches conducted worldwide, cigarette smoking turns out to be its leading cause. Most of the COPD patients, either smoke or used to smoke. However, it is not limited to that. COPD would also include long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes from factories, or dust. To find more about this condition and how to manage it better, Good Healthy World’s has this dedicated segment. Feel free to browse hundreds of articles on COPD and make yourself healthy and fit and strong in no time.