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Chronic Lung Disease - An Overview

Chronic Lung Disease -  Smoking

Smoking affects your lungs, and this is something you already know. However, this damage is not limited to lung cancer. Smoking also plays a very big role is other lung diseases, and is easily the biggest culprit when it comes to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two other lung related conditions that are linked to smoking. Emphysema (also referred to as ‘lung rot’) is degenerative in nature, and would make you feel short of breath every time you need to exert yourself even the slightest. Chronic bronchitis causes problems in your lungs’ ability to absorb oxygen, also resulting in excessive mucus production.

If and when you are diagnosed with a lung related ailment, the first thing that you need to do is stop smoking.