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Respiratory conditions impact the lungs and the ability to breath. In this section, find out about the symptoms and treatment of apnea, orthopnea and more.

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Is edema a symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Edema is a complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rather than a symptom of the disease. Learn more about whether edema is a symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by reading this article.


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