Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Symptoms of COPD come on slowly and progress to the point that they interfere with everyday activities.

Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic cough
  • Cyanosis (a bluish tinge to the skin, especially around the mouth, eyes and nails)
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive mucus production
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest

Symptoms may flare up temporarily and require additional treatment. If your symptoms worsen suddenly, contact your physician immediately.