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Chronic Airflow Obstruction
Chronic airflow obstruction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the obstructive lung diseases of poor airflow. Smoking is the main cause of airflow obstruction. The main symptoms of this disease include shortness of breath and cough. Treatment to that particular disease will slow worsening but there is no cure. In most cases we can prevent this disease by reducing exposure to risk factors such as decreasing the rate of smoking and improving the quality of indoor and outdoor air. There are some treatments to reduce the worsening of this disease include quitting smoking, vaccinations, respiratory rehabilitations and steroids.
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