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COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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An overview of COPD symptoms, diagnosis and management.
An overview of COPD symptoms, diagnosis and management.

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Published by: adultmedicalconsultants on Nov 19, 2010
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C
HRONIC
O
BSTRUCTIVE
P
ULMONARY
D
ISEASE
Martha Burk, MD
 
COPD
Airflow obstruction caused by irreversible damage todistal airways
Often has partially reversible components
Hyperreactivity of airways
Airway secretions
Includes
Chronic Bronchitis
Excessive bronchial secretions
Daily cough for at least 3 months for at least 2 consecutive years
Emphysema
Destruction of airway walls causing permanent dilation of air spaceswith resulting loss of lung surface area for gaseous exchange
Martha Burk, MD
 
Who Is Affected?
14 million Americans
14 million more thought to be affected but undiagnosed
CDC Data
Nearly 8 million diagnosed with Chronic Bronchitis2007
13% of Nursing Home residents had COPD as a diagnosis2004
NHLBI Data
(National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
4
th
leading cause of death in US
1 American dies of COPD every 4 minutes
American Council on Science and Health
Odds of dying from chronic lung disease 1:2,404
See riskometer.org
Martha Burk, MD

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