There are several different conditions that affect the lungs. One of these conditions is called COPD. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This disease will block the amount of air that enters the lungs. The blockage of air from this condition will make it hard for a person to breathe. This disease, as with any disease, may be terminal. There are treatments and measures that can be done so a person can lead a healthy life.