COPD is a progressive disease characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation. Emphysema is characterized by loss of elasticity of the lung tissue, destruction of structures supporting the alveoli and of capillaries feeding the alveoli. Both have symptoms that include shortness of breath, among other respiratory troubles. If you are a COPD or Emphysema sufferer, join the group and find support.
This is kind of a delicate subject I guess. But I've noticed that when I'm really out of breath i get this huge urge to urinate. Is this normal? Also, does anyone sometimes feel that they may be hyperventilating?