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Top 10 Chronic Conditions Seniors Have to Look Out For

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

As much as 11% of elderly people were treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a chronic illness that is based on two main conditions – emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Those who suffer from COPD have a very hard time breathing and oftentimes suffer from shortness of breath, coughing, and even chest tightness.

Some of the best ways through which you can prevent COPD, or at least slow its progression, is to fully quit or avoid smoking. You could also try avoiding secondhand smoke, chemical fumes, and even dust, which are responsible for irritating your mouth.

If you already suffer from COPD, you should follow the treatments that your doctor gave you, get the flu and pneumonia shots if your doctor recommends you, and try to stay active.

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