COPD is a disease that involves inflammation and thickening of the airways. It also involves destruction of the tissue of the lung where oxygen is exchanged. It is described by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease as “a preventable and treatable disease…characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation is usually progressive and associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung to noxious particles or gases. This progressive and relentless loss of lung function is caused by emphysema due to destruction of lung parenchyma. Smoking (long term smokers), Chronic bronchitis, Inherited factors (genes) and by narrowing of small airways as a result of chronic inflammation and fibrosis and loss of elastic recoil. This results in progressive airflow limitation, air trapping, and progressive shortness of breath on exertion.

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  • Pathophysiology of COPD
  • Causes of COPD
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • COPD Lung cancer
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  • Prevention and Control of COPD
  • Developments in COPD Management
  • Advanced Diagnostic Techniques for COPD
  • Clinical Evaluation for COPD
  • Drug Acting on COPD
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