Home > Lung Disease > COPD Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Apr 26, 2009 by DSinkowitz, Views: 16832 COPD: Dr. Deren Sinkowitz, a pulonologist from Torrance Memorial Medical Center, discusses COPD. Emphysema and COPD are related. Emphysema is a stretching of the airsacs in the lungs. COPD or chronic bronchitis is swelling of the bronchial tubes. Medications, inhalers and oxygen is the treatment. Smoking is still the #1 cause of COPD and emphysema.