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COPD Images

COPD Image Galleries and Videos


Updated August 01, 2011

This group of COPD images and videos shows us not only what healthy lungs should look like, but how COPD hinders lung function.

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a blanket term used to describe both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Often caused by cigarette smoking, these diseases can on occasion occur due to external environmental factors.

1. The Respiratory System Image Gallery


In order to see how COPD impairs lung function, it helps to understand how the lungs function and what they look like when they're healthy. Take a tour of the human respiratory system in this image gallery.

2. Causes and Types of COPD -- Video

Blausen Medical

In this animated video from Blausen Medical, we are are shown how COPD develops and the forms it can take.

3. COPD Complications Image Gallery


Guide to About.com COPD Deborah Leader, RN reviews the diseases that fall under the umbrella of COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

4. What is Emphysema -- Video

Blausen Medical

Take a look inside the lungs to see how emphysema develops in this animated video from Blausen Medical.

5. Lung Transplant Image Gallery


Lung transplants are sometimes an option for people with severe COPD.  This image gallery walks readers through what is involved in lung transplantation.

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