🔹 International COPD  day 🔹
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On the occasion of World COPD Day, we conducted a #universityhealthcapaign and listed the following information here:

Symptoms: Respiratory infections and concomitant diseases, anorexia-weight loss, wheezing and tightness in the chest, fatigue, coughing, shortness of breath, depression symptoms.

Cigarette smoke is not the only risk factor for COPD!

  • Occupational exposure (to chemicals or vapors) – responsible for 15-20% of cases
  • External and internal air pollution – people with COPD are at risk of aggravation due to air pollution, whilst the use of biomass fuels for cooking and heating is a risk factor as well.
  • Socio-economic status – associated with lower educational and financial               levels probably due to factors such as nutrition, overpopulation and air pollution
  • Early years of life and environmental factors – lung infections in the early years of life and mothers who smoke are important risk factors

Treatment:

  • Bronchodilator drugs
  • Quitting smoking
  • Oxygen therapy to facilitate expectoration
  • Frequent exercise – an auxiliary action to relieve symptoms