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What causes obstructive lung disease?

In most cases, obstructive lung disease is caused from smoking cigarettes over an extended period of time. However, air pollution and other irritants may also be a factor in the development of obstructive lung disease. In extremely rare cases, this disease may be hereditary.

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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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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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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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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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