COPD: better understanding and preventing this chronic respiratory disease

Published on : 19/11/2020 – 18:37

On the occasion of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, we take stock of this pulmonary disease characterized by a persistent blockage of inspired gases in the lungs.

This chronic respiratory disease could become the third cause of death in the world by 2030 according to the World Health Organization. A real public health issue, COPD is mainly caused by the inhalation of microparticles and irritants linked to cigarette smoke and air pollution.

What is the difference between COPD and classical bronchitis? What essential advice can we give in terms of prevention?

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