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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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What are current recommendations regarding obstructive lung disease?
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There are current recommendations for people living with obstructive lung disease. Doctors recommend...
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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?
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Obstructive lung disease usually begins developing in the mid 40s. The first symptom is usually mild...
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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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What is obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a condition in which your airway is blocked, making it difficult to empt...
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