WORLD COPD DAY 2020: Living Well With COPD - Everybody, Ever
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough, there are 300 million current cases of COPD in the world. COPD is currently the 3rd leading cause of death globally and is highly prevalent in low resource countries.

Exposure to tobacco smoke and other inhaled toxic particles and gases are the main risk factors for COPD, although recent research has identified that suboptimal lung growth before and after birth can also increase the risk of COPD later in life.

World COPD Day has been organized by GOLD in collaboration with the World Health Organization each year in November since 2002. The goal of World COPD Day is to raise awareness and present new knowledge and novel therapeutic strategies for COPD worldwide.

This year’s theme, “Living Well With COPD - Everybody, Everywhere” looks to send a positive message to both patients and providers that although COPD does not have a cure, there are many ways to actively live well with the disease.

This campaign aims to raise awareness for interventions like pulmonary rehab, physical activity, self-management, and nutrition, as well as highlight the importance of social and mental well-being. Worldwide education on these types of services can help raise awareness and promote advocacy.

Source: https://goldcopd.org/world-copd-day/
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