Lung experts aim to combat COPD more effectively worldwide
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Oct 28, 2022

Lung experts aim to combat COPD more effectively worldwide

Can prevent. Can't cure.

In this Medical Xpress article, you'll learn about:

  • COPD is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide and the third leading cause of death. Fatigue, coughing and persistent massive shortness of breath are among the predominant symptoms.

  • There is no cure for COPD but the disease is preventable.

  • The commission recommends a more precise classification of COPD according to five risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, early childhood lung damage and nicotine and environmental pollution. "Doctors should rethink their habits in diagnostics and therapy, and politicians need to re-regulate the health system," says Professor Welte.
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