Dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
Respiratory discomfort or dyspnoea is the primary symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and is a prime contributor to the poor quality of life of patients diagnosed with this disease. This chapter examines the pathophysiology of COPD during rest and exercise to determine the origin of the symptom. It examines the relationship between dyspnoea and the ventilatory mechanisms and gas exchange in COPD, and also considers the possible neurophysiological underpinnings of this symptom.
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