If You Know the Enemy and Your Weapons, You Need not Fear the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by irreversible and progressive airflow limitations . The prevalence of COPD is approximately 20%, and it is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality . Morbidity and mortality rates due to COPD are gradually increasing, and COPD has been estimated to be third leading cause of death by the end of 2020 . However, it is not yet appropriately diagnosed and treated.