🔹 International COPD day 🔹
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
- Bronchodilator drugs
- Quitting smoking
- Oxygen therapy to facilitate expectoration
- Frequent exercise – an auxiliary action to relieve symptoms