Differentiating Asthma from COPD

Whilst asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are different diseases they cause similar symptoms, which can present a challenge in identifying which disease a patient is suffering from. There are, however, some important distinctions between asthma and COPD, and this paper outlines those differences. Original whitepaper by Bernard Garbe. Updated in 2021 by Charlotte Mhangami and Helen Venn.