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Hello welcome to the health from -- Eighty to 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or -- PD cases are caused by smoking.
All the risk factors include air pollution and occupational exposure many patients struggle on a daily basis just to get a breath of -- Now let's going to the body to see how it smoking habit can develop and progress in -- CO PD.
When someone is exposed to harmful particles or gases like cigarette smoke.
This can trigger an inflammatory response in the lungs all the time and now running of the Airways can cause chronic bronchitis.
With patients regularly coughing up spewed -- emphysema occurs when inflammation damages tissues in the mobile life or -- sex these limitations in their flow causes this -- Where the patient experience shortness of breath.
Over the years this can gradually get worse making common everyday activities difficult.
Now some facts about CO PD -- BD is the fourth leading cause of death in the US.
According to the CDC as many as 24 million Americans are affected.
CO -- lung damage is irreversible but there are treatment options that can improve quality of life.
Inhaler and medications like bronco -- leaders are used to open Airways and inhaled steroids reduced lung inflammation.
All the treatments include breathing support and long rehabilitation.
And stopping smoking.
Is the most effective way to reduce your risk of developing the disease or its progression.
If you are experiencing shortness of breath wheezing or mucus production it's important to see your primary care physician.
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