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What is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ? Why is it important to quit smoking if you have COPD ?



A pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases that blocks the airflow and makes it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary disease is also known as (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) COPD.

 

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The symptoms of COPD are:-
~ Shortness of breath 
~ Wheezing 
~ Chest tightness 
~ Lack of energy 
~ Swelling in ankles, feet or legs 
~ Cough that may produce sputum 
~ Blueness of the lips 
~ Frequent respiratory infections 
~ Weight loss 

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The cause of COPD

The cause of COPD is tobacco smoking. Although many smokers with a long smoking history may develop reduced lung function. This may occur in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking and heating in poorly ventilated homes. COPD can cause many complications like respiratory infections, heart problems, lung cancer, high blood pressure, depression. 

 

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Prevention of COPD (Pulmonary Disease)

Avoid risks in the workplace.  Protect yourself as much as possible from exposure to chemical smoke and dust in the workplace.

The habit of healthy lifestyle helps keep your lungs healthy.

Do not smoke. The obvious reason for COPD is the hindrance in the path of respiration.  The reason for most of these cases is cigarettes, so if you want to stop the COPD, stop smoking immediately.

If someone is smoking you away from him, its smoke can also be dangerous for you.

 

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Treatment of COPD (Pulmonary Disease)

Do not smoke:

If you smoke, then this habit is considered to be the most effective way to stop COPD immediately.  Although no damage to the lungs and airways can be compensated, but quitting smoking helps prevent further losses caused by it.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy:

In relation to smoking in nicotine replacement therapy, drugs related to it are used.  Nicotine replacement therapy helps the patient quit smoking, as it also reduces the symptoms caused by leaving nicotine.

 

 

 

 

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About Vidhi mistry

Dr. Vidhi who has made wholeheartedly contribution to the welfare of many people through Ayurveda is one of the million people who was inspired by his father and her own life incident to choose the correct path in her life. Born in a family of renowned physician Dr. bharat mistry and Dr. jagruti mistry, she was brought up under the shadow of Ayurveda. This was not just a reason to choose Ayurveda as her career but one of her childhood events also molded her into a true believer of Ayurveda.

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