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Can obstructive lung disease have any complications?

There are several complications than can occur with obstructive lung disease. People with the disease are prone to respiratory infections, including the flu and pneumonia. Heart problems and high blood pressure are also usual complications of obstructive lung disease. This disease often interferes with daily life and may lead to depression. Cystic fibrosis and asthma are also forms of obstructive lung disease, which may have other complications. People with cystic fibrosis may have complications like nasal polyps and digestive problems; people with asthma may have asthma attacks. Talk to a doctor for recommendations on dealing with the complications of obstructive lung disease.

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