People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are less able to clear their lungs of irritants such as dust, germs, pollen and other irritants than those without the disease. These COPD symptoms make them more susceptible to contracting lower respiratory infections which can cause further damage to lung tissues.
The single most effective action people with COPD can take to slow the progress of the disease and improve their health is to stop smoking immediately. This is true no matter your age or how long you have smoked, although the earlier you quit, the more you will benefit. In order to avoid infections, it also important to take steps to avoid breathin... read more