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Raising Men’s Health Awareness on Lung Disease in 2015

14 Jun 2015
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Raising Men's Awareness on Lung Disease in 2015

Men’s Health Week

Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” – Congressman Bill Richardson


For many years, it has been assumed that men are primary targets for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is an umbrella term that is used to encompass debilitating lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. These conditions often leave sufferers struggling to breathe. Previous research and statistics have supported the notion that lung disease is primarily a man’s disease, and while new studies show an increase in the number of women suffering from these conditions, men must still take precautions to limit their chances of developing a chronic lung disease.

Men’s Health Week runs from June 15th through the 21st this year, which gives individuals around the globe a chance to improve their health and wellness. According to the US Men’s Health Week website, “The goal of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.” This year, among others, the Lung Institute team encourages people to talk about the dangers of lung disease.

7 Fast Facts about Lung Disease in Men

  1. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
  2. Smoking is the number one cause of COPD; it is also the number one preventable cause of death in the US.
  3. Male smokers are nearly 12 times as likely to die from COPD as men who have never smoked.
  4. Historically, men have been more likely than women to receive a diagnosis of emphysema.
  5. In 2011, 3.3 million men (29.6 per 1,000 population) had a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis.
  6. Middle-aged and older adults are most likely to be diagnosed with COPD. Worldwide, COPD affects men and women equally.
  7. Around 19 percent of COPD cases are attributed to occupational lung disease, which affects men more often due to occupational gender norms.

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