What is… Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) is a lifelong disease where airflow is blocked from entering your lungs and it’s hard to get enough air into your bloodstream. Many people around the world suffer from COPD and the numbers are increasing every year. With this video shared by Demystifying Medicine, a youtube channel from McMaster University, learn more about this serious lung condition, such as its causes, types of treatment options available, and how you can prevent it.

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Pulmonary Hypertension News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.
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