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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:11:33 PM »
COPD is a disease of the bronchi in the lungs, characterized by the production of large amounts of thick mucus that cause difficulties in breathing.
Complications of COPD are
1. Respiratory infections:
People with COPD are more susceptible to colds, the flu and pneumonia.And these infection can make it much more difficult to breathe and further damage to the lung tissue. An annual flu vaccination and regular vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia help prevent some infections.
2. High blood pressure:
COPD may cause high blood pressure in the arteries that bring blood to your lungs (pulmonary hypertension). It increases the risk of heart disease, including heart attack
3. Lung cancer:
Smokers with chronic bronchitis have a greater risk of developing lung cancer than do smokers who don't have chronic bronchitis.
4. Depression:
Difficulty breathing can keep you from doing activities that you enjoy. And dealing with serious illness can contribute to the development of depression.