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Flying increases dyspnea risk in COPD patients

The reduced pressure in aircraft cabins significantly increases the risk of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffering an attack of dyspnea, according to a study.

Norwegian scientists found that COPD patients were over six times more likely to experience symptoms of hypoxia while flying than people without the condition.

The cross-sectional study involved 211 COPD patients who had travelled by air in the past two years.

The findings were published in the Respiratory Medicine journal.

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