COPD in Women and Men - Health Channel


COPD in Women and Men |

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most common lung disease and more women are dying every year than men because of it.

Dr. Ana Viamonte-Ros, Medical Director of Palliative Care & Bioethics with Baptist Health South Florida, affirms this is interesting because men on average smoke more than women and COPD is extremely linked to smoking: 9 out of 10 cases of COPD are caused by smoking.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality. Women are more susceptible to lung cancer than men. Non-smoking women are twice dying and developing lung cancer than non-smoking men.

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