Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Approximately 10% of over 40 year oldsin Austria have COPD1 that requires treatment. The disease ischaracterized by shortness of breath. Smoking is the most common cause for this chronic disease in Austria. Accordingly, the most important measure is to achieve smoking abstinence as quickly as possible. COPD specific therapies can be offered in the form of inhalations and oral medications.