covid-19 – An Overview
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a respiratory condition that can cause life-threatening situations for the patient. COPD is often caused by years of smoking, leading to emphysema. The majority of symptoms from COPD are not immediately noticeable; however, they do progress over time and may lead to serious respiratory complications such as pneumonia, lung infections and chronic coughs. COPD is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Some people who suffer from COPD may experience shortness of breath and chest pain, but overall, COPD does not have the same symptoms as most other respiratory illnesses.
COPD is a serious illness that has a variety of serious consequences. Most significantly, COPD can cause early death if not treated. Because the symptoms of COPD are similar to those of many other, non-carcinogens, the majority of patients with COPD are unaware of their condition until it is significantly progressed. It is also worth noting that unlike pneumonia, lung infections and chronic coughs, most COPD symptoms do not progress to point at severe health concerns. Patients who suffer from any of these medical conditions should seek medical attention as soon as possible to ensure they receive the highest level of care possible.
In addition, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that a strain of the avian papillomavirus may be the cause of several new kinds of virus-caused chronic medical conditions including Cirrhosis and Non-Custodial Kidney Disease (Nck). This finding is important since the two viruses are believed to be connected to more than 100 different kinds of cancers. Although this information is still preliminary, it is vitally important to anyone who believes they may have contracted a new strain of a virus: know the risk. If you believe you have contracted a new virus, contact your doctor as soon as possible for further information.