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Why the Hot Months Are Harder for COPD Patients

Survive Summer COPD Symptoms

Biking, barbecues and basking in the sun are fun ways to enjoy summer’s long days – but not if you have difficulty breathing.

In fact, seasonal outdoor activities can bring more problems if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – a term used to describe a number of lung conditions that are long-term, gradually worsen, and cause shortness of breath by reducing the normal flow of air through the airways. The most common are emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. Each of these conditions can occur on its own, although many people have a combination of conditions, such as COPD and allergies.