20 Top Warning Signs and Symptoms of COPD That Require Immediate Attention

Increased sputum

Excessive sputum production is major symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Environmental irritants and smoking can cause increased mucus production. Avoidance of smoking and irritants is important to manage the condition.

Airway clearance techniques are used to treat excessive mucus production.

Postural drainage
Controlled coughing
Chest physiotherapy