COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a set of chronic inflammatory lung disease. The disease is contributed by Emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is the condition in which the alveoli get destroyed and chronic bronchitis is the condition where inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes takes place. The main cause for COPD is exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, mostly cigarette smoke. People who smoke even after having asthma or people who have long term exposure to chemical fumes, vapours and dusts in the workplace, fumes from burning fuel for cooking and heating in poorly ventilated homes are at risk of developing COPD. Rare cause for COPD is genetic disorder: alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. COPD symptoms don’t appear initially hence research in COPD diagnosis in enhancing as misdiagnosis can increase the risk of COPD in the person cause heart disease, lung cancer and so on.

 

  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Diagnosis
  • Prevention and Management
  • Prognosis and Epidemiology
  • COPD pathophysiology and research
  • Emphysema and Chronic bronchitis
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • COPD: Risk factors and complications

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