Dr. Sanderson explains how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects women and men differently.
Women generally have smaller lung volumes than men so that, yes, in some respects they are more susceptible to the effects of smoking and air pollution but it certainly doesn’t have any gender bias and women are infected severely as our men in the national population and worldwide.
About Dr. Sanderson, M.D.:
Dr. David R. Sanderson, M.D., practices at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in pulmonary care. Dr. Sanderson attended the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He completed his residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.