Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term used to describe a set of lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. It is characterized by severe breathlessness. COPD is a progressive and gets worse over time. The main cause of COPD is smoking. However some cases of COPD are caused by fumes, dust, air pollution and genetic disorders, but these are rarer.
Related Journals of COPD
Asthma & Bronchitis, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, International Journal of COPD, Respiratory Medicine: COPD Update, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Journal of COPD, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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