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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the Elderly

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic obstructive airway disease) is a combination of two common lung disease – chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is a permanent respiratory disease associated with long term exposure to cigarette smoking, gases and airborne dusts.  Chronic bronchitis is a condition marked by a persistent […]


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