Can COPD Be Cured?

Q: Is COPD curable or reversible?

A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is defined as an inflammatory disorder of the lung characterized by the permanent or partially reversible restriction of airflow. Although it is partially reversible, the reversibility is very slight. With COPD, any damage done to the lungs cannot be undone.

Unfortunately, COPD can not be cured through medical treatments so far. More specifically, the liver where tissue can regenerate itself after injury, the lungs have little capacity for self-repair.

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