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Abbreviation for:
chronic obstructive airways disease (more commonly, COPD) (Medspeak-UK)
chronic occlusive arterial disease
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COAD, See disease, chronic obstructive airway.


chronic obstructive airways disease. See chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Patient discussion about COAD

Q. Yoga for COPD? I was diagnosed with COPD two years ago, and so far I manage to keep on with my life, although I stopped my regular exercise. A friend of mine that also has COPD told me about yoga exercises for COPD patients- Does anyone here knows something about it?

A. Yoga can teach you how to breath properly, and is also a very good exercise. It's also very relaxing which is also good for you lung, and you can enjoy it. Just give it a try, but ask your physician first.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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Major drug classes used in COAD encompass bronchodilators that act mainly by reversing airway smooth muscle contraction, and anti-inflammatory drugs, which suppress inflammation in the airways.
sup][12] The inflammation of COAD is confined to the airways, so inhalational steroid therapy has been found to be the most effective treatment modality and largely avoids systemic side effects.
However, it is unclear whether the benefits of glucocorticoids in COAD are merely based on anti-inflammatory properties, the genomic pathway, via the intracellular glucocorticoids receptor.
These findings suggest that Kidsolone could not antagonize the parasympathetic innervation responsible for trachea smooth muscle contraction, and the effect of Kidsolone on COAD may be indirectly.