COPD- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

copd 2COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. In people with COPD, the airways (the branching tubes that carry air within the lungs) become narrow and damaged. This makes people feel out of breath and tired.

COPD can be a serious illness. It cannot be cured and it usually gets worse over time. But there are treatments that can help.

You might have heard COPD referred to as “chronic bronchitis” or “emphysema.” These are types of COPD.

Take a walk during your work hours-Too Much Sitting May Up Risk of Coronary Artery Calcification

sittingEach added hour spent sitting was associated with a 14% increase in coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, independent of traditional risk factors, including physical activity, in a study of middle-aged subjects without cardiovascular disease. (from Heart wire).

The association between vascular calcification and vascular disease has been known to anatomists and pathologists for several hundred years.

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