World COPD Day

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, sometimes called Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease in the UK.

Although the main cause for COPD is smoking, there are other causative factors, industrial pollutants,  Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, Bronchiectasis, and even some research which suggests that untreated chronic asthma can lead to irreversible airway changes and COPD.

Today is GOLD – The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

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