n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Air travel and COPD : more about... pulmonary

Volume 27, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Air travel increases markedly every year - it was predicted that by 2008 more than 2 billion people would have travelled by commercial airliner worldwide.

A proportion of them have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) of varying severity, some of whom may experience significant psychological and physiological stress owing to hypoxia while flying.

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