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COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, refers to progressive lung disease that make it difficult to breathe such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and certain types of asthma. Those who are exposed to fumes, dust, and chemicals in the workplace are more likely to suffer from COPD. Symptoms of COPD include frequent coughing, wheezing, fatigue, chest pain, and blueness of the lips or nail beds. Caregivers can help optimize airflow by providing drinking water and humidifiers, assist with exercise, maintain healthy eating habits, and keep their living environment free environmental pollutants.