THE ROLE OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMORBIDITY PATHOLOGY
The article provides a description of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. COPD is characterized by partially irreversible airflow limitation in the airways and steadily progressive nature. The authors revealed the most common complication of the disease, which is mostly frequent in patients over 40 years. The growing multiplicity of diseases with age reflect primarily involution processes. There is emphasis on the fact that the defeat of the pulmonary system leads to changes not only in the cardiovascular system but also results in the damage of other.