Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by a chronic restriction of airflow in the airways. Symptoms COPD gets worse over time. Dyspnea on exertion gradually turns into dyspnea at rest. This disease is often undiagnosed and can be life threatening. RanCOPD has often been referred to as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In the past, men were more likely to suffer from COPD, however, as women in high-income countries have the same prevalence of smoking as men, and women in low-income countries are more exposed to pollution indoor air (for example, from the use of solid fuels for cooking and heating), today the disease affects men and women in almost equal proportions.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease develops slowly and, as a rule, manifests itself in people over 40-50 years old. The most common symptoms of COPD are shortness of breath (“shortness of breath”), chronic cough, and mucus production. As the patient's health deteriorates, it may be difficult to even carry out normal daily activities, such as climbing a small flight of stairs or carrying a suitcase. In addition, patients often experience exacerbations, i.e. severe episodes of severe shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production that last several days to several weeks.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually suspected in people with the symptoms described above. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a breath test called spirometry, which measures how much air a person can breathe out at a time with maximum effort, and how quickly.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is incurable. However, available drugs and physiotherapy can relieve symptoms, increase exercise capacity and quality of life, and reduce the risk of death. The most effective and cost-effective treatment for COPD in smokers is smoking cessation. This will slow down the course of the disease and reduce mortality from causes associated with COPD. Some (but not all) patients with COPD benefit from inhaled corticosteroids.
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