Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the lungs that progressively obstructs the bronchi, producing airflow difficulty. It affects 10% of the general population and is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. The main cause of COPD is tobacco.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Quit smoking can slow down the progression of the disease.

Substantiated information by:

Nestor Soler Porcar
Núria Seijas Babot

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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