Chronic obstructive lung disease is a disorder that obstructs bronchial airflow. The main reason for chronic obstructive disease which is also called as chronic lung disease is smoking. The other associated diseases are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Approximately 12 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COPD. Many more may be affected and not know they have it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chronic obstructive lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Its prevalence increases with age. Men are more likely to have the disease, but the death rate for men and women is about the same.
Related Journals of Chronic obstructive lung disease
Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Clinical Respiratory: Open Access, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy, Lung India, Tubercle and Lung Disease.