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What is copd?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This is a condition that is frequently caused by smoking.

In brief: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This is a condition that is frequently caused by smoking.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lung disease

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is when air in the lungs have a difficult time getting out, not in (that's called restrictive disease).
COPD usually refers to well known diseases like emphysema & asthma. Smoking is the #1 cause of COPD and quitting will decrease your chances of developing it significantly. Patients with severe COPD usually require oxygen.

In brief: Lung disease

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is when air in the lungs have a difficult time getting out, not in (that's called restrictive disease).
COPD usually refers to well known diseases like emphysema & asthma. Smoking is the #1 cause of COPD and quitting will decrease your chances of developing it significantly. Patients with severe COPD usually require oxygen.
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: COPD

COPD stands foe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease As the name says it is chronic disease of the airway which includesEmphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Most cases are caused by smoking and few others by pollution and occupational exposure COPD is not reversible and there is no cure for it.
Progession of this condition can be minimised by smoking cessation and prevent the harmful exposure.

In brief: COPD

COPD stands foe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease As the name says it is chronic disease of the airway which includesEmphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Most cases are caused by smoking and few others by pollution and occupational exposure COPD is not reversible and there is no cure for it.
Progession of this condition can be minimised by smoking cessation and prevent the harmful exposure.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Copd

copd is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

In brief: Copd

copd is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: COPD...

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and it is typically caused by smoking.
It causes chronic airway obstruction as measured on pulmonary function tests. There is no cure and it is slowly progressive but there are treatments to control symptoms. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation and slow disease progression.

In brief: COPD...

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and it is typically caused by smoking.
It causes chronic airway obstruction as measured on pulmonary function tests. There is no cure and it is slowly progressive but there are treatments to control symptoms. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation and slow disease progression.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Lung disease...

COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This term encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This disease is usually due to smoking, but can occur due to other things as well, like black lung disease and alpha one antitrypsin deficiency.

In brief: Lung disease...

COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This term encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This disease is usually due to smoking, but can occur due to other things as well, like black lung disease and alpha one antitrypsin deficiency.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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