Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 12th, 2004
In fact, more women will be affected by COPD in 2004 than from most forms of cancer, according to Jennifer Wider, MD, in a July 22, 2004, online article for the Society for Women's Health Research (www.womenshealthresearch.org).
COPD is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage in and out of the lungs. COPD usually includes chronic bronchitis, a condition in which the air passages become swollen and filled with mucous, making it difficult for air to pass freely; and emphysema, a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are destroyed. Smoking is...
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