What You Need to Know About COPD

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by Wendy Henderson |

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This hand-sketched video from Health Sketch shared in November 2015, shares some the most important facts about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). COPD is the third highest cause of death around the world, while millions of people may not even realize they have the disease. The most common cause? Smoking.

COPD diagnosis with lung function test linked to decreased mortality and fewer hospital admissions.

Early diagnosis is important for COPD patients as early treatment helps to slow down the progression of the disease. There is no cure for COPD, but medication can help improve patients’ quality of life. The video explains how COPD affects the lungs, the breathing tests required to diagnose COPD and how medication is often administered through an inhaler. It goes on to suggest lifestyle changes which can help manage the symptoms of the disease.

Positive phase 3 clinical trial data of COPD therapy Revefenacin reported by Theravance and Mylan.

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