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What is Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease?


Updated December 19, 2006

Question: What is Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease?
Answer: Chronic obstructed pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses are all grouped together under the name chronic lower respiratory disease. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of these illnesses, accounting for about 80%. The severity of the illness and treatment vary based on the particular type.
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