Condition

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Description

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways narrow over time.  This limits airflow to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath (dyspnea). In clinical practice, COPD is defined by its characteristically low airflow on lung function tests.  In contrast to asthma, this limitation is poorly reversible and usually gets increasingly worse over time.
 
COPD is caused by noxious particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which triggers an abnormal inflammatory response in the lung.Source: Wikipedia

Other names

COPD, chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic obstructive airway disease, chronic airflow limitation, chronic obstructive respiratory disease

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Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2 Málaga
Hospital El Angel Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16 Málaga

Other Centres

Neumomálaga Calle José Denis Belgrano 19, 2º Málaga