Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory disorder which is long lasting and difficult to cure and prevent. The disease involves the abrupt interference of the airflow to the lungs due to certain inflammatory activities in the lungs. The main causes for having this condition are smoking tobacco and inhaling fumes from vehicles, factories or poorly ventilated homes. COPD further leads to an increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and such other diseases
HOW IS COPD DIAGNOSED?
Almost 90% of COPD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.