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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

ILD: I believe you mean interstitial lung disease. This means that there is some sort of inflammatory process occurring within the tissue if the lung. ...Read more

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I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

COPD: First need to confirm diagnosis to exclude asthma. At your age seems more likely. Need to exclude Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency that could cause emphysema at a young age. This has specific treatment. In regards on what to do, STOP SMOKING if a smoker. Need to determine severity with pulmonary function tests and depending on severity, and symptoms, various treatment options are available. ...Read more

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Whats another name for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

COPD...: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

No: The only "cure" for COPD today is transplantation of the bad lungs with new lungs. No medication to date has been able to cure the disease. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, easy fatiguability, muscle weakness, chronic cough, repeated infections, lower extremity swelling, and so on. ...Read more

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What are good herbs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are good herbs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Hot chicken Soup: with lots of garlic, parsley, oregano , peppers and green onions help in bronchtis and COPD ...Read more