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What is the rate of incidence for obstructive lung disease?

Obstructive lung disease is a very common illness. Approximately 12 million Americans have the disease, and more than 120,000 die of obstructive lung disease each year. Over the past few decades, the number of deaths from the disease has significantly increased.

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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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Is obstructive lung disease serious?
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Obstructive lung disease is a serious illness. It can cause long-term health complications and perma...
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How do I care for someone with obstructive lung disease?
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When caring for someone with obstructive lung disease, remember to offer both emotional and physical...
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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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