August 01, 2018
Cross-cutting solutions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Despite COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) being the third leading cause of death worldwide, many people have never heard about it. While there is very accessible information about the first and second causes of death, ischaemic heart disease and stroke, COPD lacks public attention. COPD causes inflammation in the lungs, irreversibly damaging lung tissue and narrowing the airways. Chronic respiratory diseases contributed to 8.96% of non-communicable disease deaths in 2016, with COPD leading to the most deaths from these conditions: 2.93 million deaths worldwide.