Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Many do not know about the disease, although it is the fourth leading cause of death in the world and is expected to become the third cause by 2030 according to the World Health Organization.
COPD is a pulmonary disease that causes obstructive air flow from the lungs. The main causes are smoking and exposure to gases, chemicals or dust for long periods. Studies and statistics indicate that people with it are more likely to develop heart disease, lung cancer and various other diseases.
How is obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed?
- By breath measurement: A simple test that measures a person’s breathing depth and the speed of air entering and exiting their lungs.
- X-rays on the chest.
- And also by examining the oxygen content of the blood.
What are the complications of Chronic obstructive?
- Respiratory infections: People with COPD are more likely to have recurrent colds, influenza and pneumonia.
- High blood pressure: This disease may cause high blood pressure in the arteries that bring blood to the lungs (pulmonary hypertension).
- Heart disorders: For incomprehensible reasons, the risk of heart disease, including heart attacks, increases.
- Lung cancer: Smokers with chronic bronchitis are at higher risk of lung cancer than smokers without chronic bronchitis.
- Depression: Some patients may become depressed due to difficulty breathing and inability to carry out normal life activities.
Can Chronic obstructive embolism be treated?
Studies have shown that long-term oxygen therapy can increase oxygen in the blood and provides a range of benefits that include
- Improving life expectancy
- Reducing hospital treatment
- Improving the quality of life
- Reduce fatigue and shortness of breath
- Increase mobility and maintain social life
- Increase sleep and improve quality
- Improving the functioning of the heart
Please visit the nearest hospital when you have breathing difficulties with your nearest doctor at Ram Clinic.