Wrinkly face of smokers may be sign of lung disease

Smokers are at greater risk to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if they have deeply wrinkly face. This disease includes the other two serious diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.

Researchers at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation in southwest England has found the link between wrinkled face of smokers and the risk of lung disease. The journal ‘Thorax’ has published the detail of the report.

In this report, Dr. Bipen Patel, author of the study, says, wrinkly face and lung disease have some established link in smokers. The smokers, with wrinkled face, are five times more probable to have COPD than smokers whose face is less wrinkly face.


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