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Is COPD a common lung disease?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
There are different forms of COPD but, in general, it is a pretty common disease, usually caused by smoking.
It is not curable so avoiding smoking is needed to prevent the disease. If you smoke, quitting will decrease your risk and decrease symptoms if already diagnosed with copd.

In brief: Yes...
There are different forms of COPD but, in general, it is a pretty common disease, usually caused by smoking.
It is not curable so avoiding smoking is needed to prevent the disease. If you smoke, quitting will decrease your risk and decrease symptoms if already diagnosed with copd.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, yes.
It's the outcome of years of smoking typically. Eventually, putting all of those pollutants into lungs has a consequence.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, yes.
It's the outcome of years of smoking typically. Eventually, putting all of those pollutants into lungs has a consequence.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
COPD is not only a relatively common disease it can seriously affect the quality and length of someones life.
It affects approximately 2 million people in the us and accounts for over 100, 000 deaths each year. The number one cause is cigarette smoking.

In brief: Yes
COPD is not only a relatively common disease it can seriously affect the quality and length of someones life.
It affects approximately 2 million people in the us and accounts for over 100, 000 deaths each year. The number one cause is cigarette smoking.
Dr. Stephen Cassivi
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
More people have asthma bit more people die of copd.
It is on the rise and although the influence of smoke is not questioned the rise in prevalence suggsets that other environmental factor also contribute. Women are now outnumbering men with this diagnosis!

In brief: Yes
More people have asthma bit more people die of copd.
It is on the rise and although the influence of smoke is not questioned the rise in prevalence suggsets that other environmental factor also contribute. Women are now outnumbering men with this diagnosis!
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is probably more common than we know since many americans are undiagnosed at this time.
Approximately ten million have severe disease and it is the third leading cause of death. Asthma is more prevalent but not as deadly.

In brief: Yes
It is probably more common than we know since many americans are undiagnosed at this time.
Approximately ten million have severe disease and it is the third leading cause of death. Asthma is more prevalent but not as deadly.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Amongst smokers and those exposed to second hand smoke.

In brief: Yes
Amongst smokers and those exposed to second hand smoke.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Short answer, yes. Especially in smokers.

In brief: Yes
Short answer, yes. Especially in smokers.
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