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Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease

Chronic thromboembolic disease is when a blood blot that forms in the lungs is never reabsorbed back into the body. Instead, the blood vessels become diseased. It is a slow process and will gradually affect the entire body.

COPD is caused by damage to the lungs. This damage is caused by:

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Inhaling toxins or other irritants
  • Genetic predisposition that makes the lungs more vulnerable to damage from smoke or pollutants (includes alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency)