the Most Common Causes of COPD




Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says about 12 million people in the US suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but physicians think the number can be the double, because in many cases they don’t make the adequate diagnosis.

He also points out the main reason for COPD is smoking. Some other causes are air pollutants, genetic factors and respiratory infections.

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