Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Photo Gallery
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD is a disease most smokers will get if they smoke cigarettes for many years. Slow to develop, symptoms often start with a chronic cough and shortness of breath. Take a look here at what the lungs look like in a person with varying degrees of COPD.
Take a look inside the lungs to see how emphysema develops in this animated video from Blausen Medical.
This illustration from A.D.A.M. shows the damage emphysema causes to the air sacs inside of a person's lungs.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, is the precurser to emphysema. Take a look at this illustration to see what a lung with COPD looks like.