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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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We are currently in a severe influenza epidemic, an influenza can mimic a COPD exacerbation or be the trigger.
COPD exacerbations, or "flare-ups," include a sudden worsening of symptoms such as shortness of breath, worsened cough, headaches.
COPD. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) defines COPD as a common lung disease characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow obstruction caused by airway or alveolar abnormalities secondary to significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.
Compared with dual therapy or mono therapy (which you're taking) the use triple inhaler therapy fewer COPD attacks.
They said asthma and COPD were most common respiratory diseases in Pakistan and they were posing a serious challenge.
Globally, the COPD burden is projected to increase in coming decades because of continued exposure to COPD risk factors and aging of the population.
Identifying the causes, they said, 'There is a difference between causes of Asthma and COPD. The strongest risk factors for developing asthma are a combination of genetic predisposition with environmental exposure to inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways.
A technician used the CT scans to determine which participants had emphysema, a type of COPD. Researchers also figured the VACS Index for all participants.
'Globally, the COPD burden is projected to increase in coming decades because of continued exposure to COPD risk factors particularly in developing country like Pakistan,' said Dr.Rao
COPD is a group of progressive lung disorders that make breathing difficult, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and more than 600,000 people in Illinois currently suffer from the disease.