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COPD

To keep healthy, it’s vital that your lungs are in good working order. Your lungs allow you to breathe, and that’s how you get oxygen into your cells so your body can stay alive. Human beings can survive for a while without food or water, but we absolutely can’t do without oxygen.

Unfortunately some lifestyle choices may lead to changes in how our lungs work. COPD stands for “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” and it’s one of many conditions that can affect the bronchial tubes. This guide tells you more about this disease, which is relatively little known even though it’s very common.

Table of contents

  • What is COPD?
  • What are the symptoms of COPD?
  • What causes COPD?
  • What everyday factors can make the condition worse?
  • How is the condition diagnosed?
  • How can you prevent the disease or slow its progress?
  • What treatments are available?
  • The Action Plan
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