Apart from CVD, it damages the airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, leading to COPD chronic obstructive lung disease
), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer.
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The Zephyr Valve treatment is included in emphysema treatment guidelines issued by leading health organisations worldwide, including the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) and the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Ally Bridge Group said.
There are patients suffering from conditions like bronchial asthma, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(COLD), sarcoidosis affecting the lungs, viral respiratory tract infections and occupational lung diseases.
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) defines COPD as a common lung disease characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow obstruction caused by airway or alveolar abnormalities secondary to significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.
Diabetes, arteriosclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and lung conditions such as chronic obstructive lung disease
(COPD) and bronchiectasis are just some of these conditions that commonly afflict the elderly, increasing their risk for pneumonia.
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(GOLD) criteria was used to measure the severity of COPD.13 Height (cm) and weight (Kg) were measured to calculate BMI.10 MUAC was measured at the left arm at midpoint between tip of shoulder and tip of elbow.14 Perception of dyspnea was assessed by modified medical research council(MMRC) dyspnea scale.15 Data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.
The polluted air causes lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive lung disease
, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and lung cancer," further reveals the study.
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
(GOLD) is observing the day on November 21 since 2002 under different themes in collaboration with health care professionals to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and improve care.
Dr Ryan Diver, one of the report's authors, said: 'This is the first study to identify an association between childhood exposure to second-hand smoke and death from chronic obstructive lung disease
in middle age and beyond.
A total of 63 patients, whose medical records included a diagnosis of COPD based on the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
diagnostic criteria, were included in the study.
Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive lung disease
2017 report: GOLD executive summary.