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chronic

Medicine (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration

chronic

[′krän·ik]
(medicine)
Long-continued; of long duration.
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COPD is not only a personal challenge but also a growing challenge for public health.
Once diagnosed with COPD, daily medication is vital to fight with COPD along with short-acting rescue inhalers, said Dr.
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It will surprise many to learn that more Canadian women are expected to die from COPD this year than from breast cancer, continuing an existing trend.
In the respiratory therapeutic domain, Asthma and COPD are the major categories, accounting for close to 75% of the total patient for respiratory or pulmonary diseases.
Petrides added that the effects, morbidity and mortality of COPD varies between countries and between different groups in the same country.
Childhood passive smoke exposure was overall a much stronger risk factor for COPD and COPD-related symptoms than adulthood passive smoke exposure in this study population.
Dr Al Zaabi added that the role cigarette smoking plays in COPD in the UAE has to be looked into to see if it has as big an impact.
As the understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of COPD has increased, the definition of COPD has evolved.
In women, COPD is more often an airway disease, harder to detect and more closely associated with chronic bronchitis.
Keep COPD in mind when you see a woman with lung disease, Dr.