COPD

COPD is the abbreviation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders. It is a group of diseases and conditions that produces an inflammatory response in the lungs. The inflammation occurs along the lining of bronchial tubes that act as a passageway for air to reach the lungs. This results in shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. The two most common COPD diseases are chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Chronic bronchitis is clinically described as consistent cough with sputum or phlegm that lasts for over three months. Emphysema is a disease in which the lung tissue is damaged over time and results in shortness of breath or wheezing. The two forms of COPD aren’t mutually exclusive and can happen together. COPD can be caused by several reasons like smoking and environmental factors or pre-disposition and susceptibility to the disease. It can cause an irreversible damage to the airways but with appropriate treatment and prevention strategies, further damage to the lungs can be minimized. This section hosts a wide range of articles from various lung function tests to the need for increasing awareness about lung disease

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Chronic bronchitis — causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention
- Shraddha Rupavate
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Have you been ignoring your cough since a long time? You have high chances of suffering from chronic bronchitis. Find out why.

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- Shraddha Rupavate
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- Mita Majumdar
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- Mita Majumdar
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What are Lung Function Tests?
- Pavitra Sampath
July 19, 2013 at 02:46pm
Have you been asked to take a LFT? Well, we decode the medicine behind the jargon. Here is an article about Lung Function Tests.

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