Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Is Excessive Tobacco Smoke

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Affecting more than 14.2 million people in the United States, the predominant cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder is excessive tobacco smoke. Although there are other factors and causes that can contribute to COPD, such as chemicals, air pollutants, and other underlying causes, heart disease and lung cancer also being associated with this debilitating disease. Statics estimate that there is over 315,000,000 people who are smokers. In the article from the Journal of Microbiology written by Daniel J. Hassett, Michael T.Borchers, and Ralph Panos, explain that COPD conceivably identifies as a progressively debilitating and progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe due to the obstruction of airflow from the lungs. The lungs therefore being affected as the air travels down the trachea, and through the bronchi where it then once inside the lungs, it branches off to the much smaller bronchioles that end in the alveoli. Here is where the oxygens being and expelled into the bloodstream and lungs and carbon dioxide leaves the body. The lungs rely on the natural elasticity of the bronchial tubes and air sacs in order to force air out of the body, COPD causes them to lose the elasticity and not force all the air out leaving some trapped within the body. The authors explain the development of COPD usually results with production of a persistent cough and note that this is the initial sign.…

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