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Get help early for chronic respiratory disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which makes it hard for a person to breathe, can be managed if detected early

In the current age, the focus of the medical community is more on preventing metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and obesity, rather than chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

As the saying goes: "Out of sight, out of mind."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2019, with the headline ' Get help early for chronic respiratory disease'. Print Edition | Subscribe