Risk Factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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About risk factors: Risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for COPD; it would probably be a minor health problem if people did not smoke. Other risk factors include age, heredity, exposure to air pollution at work and in the environment, and a history of childhood respiratory infections. Living in low socioeconomic conditions also seems to be a contributing factor. 1

Risks factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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