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The Risk Factors for COPD

The number one risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking. In around three-quarters of cases, the COPD patient is either a smoker or has been a ... Read more

How Does COPD Affect the Body?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for two chronic lung diseases, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, with many patients suffering from both conditions. Each condition affects the lungs ... Read more