Chronic Lung Diseases: Treatment, Challenges, and Solutions

Authored by: Aparoop Das , Riya Saikia , Kalyani Pathak , Urvashee Gogoi , Surovi Saikia

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

Print publication date:  October  2021
Online publication date:  October  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367490676
eBook ISBN: 9781003046547
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Lungs are a complex system that undergoes expansion and relaxation about thousand times a day to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. When problems occur in any part of the system associated with lungs, it gives rise to different lung diseases. Lung diseases affect 70 million people and kill 3 to 4 million people annually and so are one of the most common medical conditions across the world. Chronic lung disease (CLD) is the term used for a wide variety of persistent lung disorders that develop slowly and may get worse over time. It imposes an immense worldwide health burden and comprises a wide variety of disorders associated with the lungs. Some of the major and most common lung disorders include asthma, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The last decade has witnessed the rise of technology in almost all fields of healthcare, including new advances in the treatment strategies and technologies introduced and adapted to overcome various obstacles and challenges in the treatment of CLDs. Even though there are some additional obstacles in the treatment of CLDs and controlling the mortality rate, further research is to be carried out so that the mortality rate associated with different CLDs can be controlled to a great extent utilizing various aspects of technology.

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