Risk Factors for COPD
List of Risk Factors for COPD
The list of risk factors mentioned for COPD 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.
(Source: excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI)
Risks factors for COPD: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for COPD:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for COPD 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 COPD
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to COPD.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting COPD.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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