People with obstructive lung disease experience shortness of breath and find it difficult to fully exhale.
Obstructive lung diseases include:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including smoking related emphysema as well as chronic bronchitis
- cystic fibrosis.
In obstructive lung diseases, the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs are partly obstructed, making it difficult to get air in and out.
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Last reviewed: August 2016