Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a rising menace that affects thousands of individuals worldwide in their forties and above.

The risk of COPD is particularly raised due to certain lifestyle and genetic features. These do not necessarily mean a confirmed causation of the condition, however presence of these risk factors raise the chance of getting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Some of the risk factors that raise chance of getting COPD include:-

Changeable risk factors for COPD

Changeable risk factors that can be stopped or modified before they can lead to COPD include:-

COPD risk factors that cannot be changed or altered

Some risk factors cannot be changed or altered to reduce the risk of developing COPD. These include:-

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Dr. Ananya Mandal

Dr. Ananya Mandal is a doctor by profession, lecturer by vocation and a medical writer by passion. She specialized in Clinical Pharmacology after her bachelor's (MBBS). For her, health communication is not just writing complicated reviews for professionals but making medical knowledge understandable and available to the general public as well.

Last updated Feb 26, 2019

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