World COPD Day 2021 Is Observed On 17 November


Sheena

Updated: Nov 17, 2021 03:10:22 pm

17 November 2021 Current Affairs:Every year on the Third Wednesday of November, World COPD Day is commemorated.

Highlights:
♦ It is commemorated  to increase awareness of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and to enhance COPD treatment throughout the world. 
♦ The date for World COPD Day 2021 is November 17th, 2021. Healthy Lungs - Never More Important is the topic for 2021.
♦ The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) is organising the day in partnership with health care professionals and COPD patient groups all across the world.
♦ In 2002, the inaugural World COPD Day was organised. 

COPD:
♦ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung illness that causes difficulty breathing by blocking airflow.
♦ COPD is a lung condition that causes airflow to be obstructed, making it difficult to carry out regular tasks.
♦ The airways constrict as a result of a variety of factors. According to the WHO, portions of the lung may be destroyed, mucus may obstruct the airways, and the airway lining may be inflamed and swollen (World Health Organization).
 
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