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UPDATED: Feb 18, 2023 17:12 IST

Rapid urbanisation in Delhi-NCR may bring progress but its also leading to increasing air pollution that is leading to a rise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). But what is COPD? Regular exposure to throat irritants causes inflammation and obstruction in the airways. When the obstruction becomes severe, breathing becomes difficult and this causes COPD.  As per studies, while smoking is a major cause, 48% of the COPD cases in India are due to non-smoking causes, especially pollution. In fact, COPD cases have multiplied in India in the last three decades. Watch more to find out what causes COPD and what are the steps one should take to keep this chronic disease at bay.

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