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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He said the most common cause of COPD is smoking, and in fact, lifelong smokers have at least 25 percent chance of developing the condition.
Lung hyperinflation is common in people with COPD and has been linked to impaired cardiac function and worsening of COPD symptoms, especially breathlessness.
Some of these comorbidities, such as lung cancer and ischemic heart disease, share a common etiologic pathway with COPD--smoking; while others, such as anxiety and depression, appear to be unrelated to COPD pathogenesis, although they may share a systemic inflammatory basis, and are highly prevalent in patients with COPD.
He on the occasion particularly warned the smokers against the rising incidence of COPD, a devastating lung disease that progressively robs sufferers of breath.
These findings are novel because it has only recently been recognized that inflammation plays a role in the development of COPD, and clinicians treating people with rheumatoid arthritis are not aware that their patients are at increased risk of developing COPD," said Dr.
Reducing the burden of COPD worldwide depends on indentifying a greater proportion of the people who have developed the disease and getting them treatment and other help for having a normal life.
However, COPD remains in the top 10 of the 48 diseases and conditions-both noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and infectious ones-
The European Respiratory Society Study on COPD (EUROSCOP) found that 18% of the COPD participants were atopic by measuring specific IgE,[sup][5] and a further study demonstrated that atopy was associated with a higher prevalence of cough and phlegm, but not with FEV[sub]1 decline or lung function.
Common symptoms of COPD are dyspnea (shortness of breath), chronic cough, and sputum (mucous or phlegm) production.
Conclusions: CRP levels differ in COPD patients among groups A-D based on GOLD 2011 grading classification.
On World COPD Day, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is proud to announce the Breathe Boldly social initiative, which aims to raise awareness for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
COPD is a common and usually progressive disease which causes breathlessness, coughing and wheezing.