chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis

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An estimated 15 per cent to 22 per cent of men and twelve per cent to 20 per cent of women suffer from chronic airway obstruction.
deaths from lung and larynx cancer, heart disease, circulatory disorders, pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic airway obstruction, not to mention deaths of infants whose mothers smoked while pregnant and of non-smokers through passive smoking.
An estimated 15 per cent to 22 per cent of men and 12 per cent to 20 per cent of women suffer from chronic airway obstruction.
The study focused on the cost of medical care given to individuals who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, and other major respiratory diseases, compared with costs for people who do not have serious lung problems.
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