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Is there a cure for obstructive lung disease?

There is no cure for obstructive lung disease, but steps can be taken to prevent the disease. There are also ways to manage the disease after it has been diagnosed. Since smoking is the main contributing factor for obstructive lung disease, not smoking is one of the best methods of prevention. It is also beneficial to avoid secondhand smoke and air pollution as much as possible.

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Who is most at risk for obstructive lung disease?
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Since smoking cigarettes is the main factor in the development of obstructive lung disease, smokers ...
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What increases my risk for obstructive lung disease?
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Smoking cigarettes significantly increases your risk for obstructive lung disease. Exposure to secon...
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Does obstructive lung disease affect children differently than adults?
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Obstructive lung disease, which is mainly caused from smoking cigarettes, is extremely rare in child...
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What is the rate of incidence for obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a very common illness. Approximately 12 million Americans have the disea...
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