Obstructive COPD is a chronic lung disease that
Pulmonary obstructs your airflow and is
Disorder diagnosed by having severe cases of
asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and
•The study of such or cystic fibrosis
diseases listed to
the right have been
studied since the
15th century and the
term COPD was
coined by a William
Briscoe at the ninth
referred to as a
There are two main symptoms of asthma including airway
constriction and airway inflamation.
Triggers of asthma go beyond dust and mold and can
include exercise, odors, illness, weather and even common
There are approximately 300 million people who suffer
from Asthma worldwide.
because of the
them unable to
Bronchitis is a term that describes inflammation of the
bronchial tubes that results in excessive secretions of
mucus into the tubes with tissue swelling that may narrow
or close off bronchial tubes.
Chronic bronchitis is defined as a cough that occurs every
day with sputum production that lasts for at least 3 months,
2 years in a row.
The major cause of chronic bronchitis is cigarette
smoking; other causes are bronchial irritants, usually
inhaled repeatedly by the affected person.
Is a genetic disorder that affects
the lungs and digestive tract.
A defective gene and its protein
product cause the body to
produce unusually thick, sticky
This mucus causes the clogging
of lungs, lung infections, an
obstruction of the pancreas and
keeps the body from naturally
The predicted median age of
survival of people with CF is in
the late 30s.
Symptoms include salty skin,
persistent coughing, wheezing,
poor growth regardless of
Causes of COPD
Cigarette smoking is the cause of 85 percent of all
cases in the United States.
Other risk factors include exposure to chemicals,
second hand smoke, dust, pollution, and having a
family history of COPD.
COPD is aggravated by cold air, strong fumes, dust,
•Short and Long acting
(through IV or Pills)
71 percent of COPD cases occur in
people over the age of 55.
COPD is the cause of 3.28 million
deaths in the world
COPD The best way to prevent COPD is
Overview to quit smoking, or never start.
Women account for over 60
percent of all COPD cases. This is
though to be a result of the fact
that woman react more severely
to smoke and to the symptoms of