chronic airway obstruction

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1. the act of blocking or clogging.
2. the state or condition of being clogged; see also atresia. Called also blockade, closure, and occlusion.
chronic airflow obstruction (chronic airway obstruction) name given to a group of disorders in which the upper or lower airways are chronically obstructed; it includes chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumoconiosis, and any other type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
intestinal obstruction see intestinal obstruction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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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[dagger] Based on International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision coding, including the following: malignant neoplasms: lip, oral cavity, pharynx (C00-C14), esophagus (C15), stomach (C16), pancreas (C25), larynx (C32), trachea, lung, bronchus (C33-C34), cervix uteri (C53), kidney and renal pelvis (C64-C65), urinary bladder (C67), and acute myeloid leukemia (C92.0); circulatory diseases: ischemic heart disease (I20-I25), other heart disease (I00-I09, I26-I51), cerebrovascular disease (I00-I69), atherosclerosis (I70-I71), aortic aneurysm (I71), and other arterial disease (I72-I78); respiratory diseases: pneumonia, influenza (J10-J18), bronchitis, emphysema (J40-J42, J43), and chronic airway obstruction (J44).
Chronic respiratory infections could also lead to bronchiectasis, which can also influence chronic airway obstruction. We found increasing evidence of chronic airway obstruction ([FEV.sub.1]/ FVC%, PEF, [MEF.sub.25], [MEF.sub.50], [MEF.sub.75], and small airway hyperreactivity) and restriction (FVC, restrictive airway defect) with increasing quintiles of soil [.sup.137]Cs in the NCC children.
physicians for the 14 months ending in October 2002, patients diagnosed with pneumonia, chronic airway obstruction, and skin infection had the highest incidence of comorbid diabetes, renal insufficiency, and hepatic insufficiency.

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