The most common signs

· Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities

· Frequent respiratory infections

· Wheezing

· Lack of energy

· Chest tightness

· Unintended weight loss (in later stages)

· A chronic cough that may produce mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish

· Swelling in ankles, feet or legs

 

The Symptoms of COPD

The risk factors of COPD

  • · Exposure to tobacco smoke
  • · People with asthma
  • · Occupational exposure to dusts and chemicals
  • · Exposure to fumes from burning fuel
  • · Genetics

Don't ignore COPD

  • · Respiratory infections
  • · Heart problems
  • · Lung cancer
  • · High blood pressure in lung arteries
  • · Depression
How to Treat It?

How to Treat It?

Many people with COPD have mild disease that requires little treatment other than quitting smoking. Even for more advanced disease, there are effective treatments that can control symptoms, slow progression, reduce the risk of complications and exacerbations, and improve your ability to lead an active life.

  • 1.Keep healthy diet and quit smoking
  • 2.Medications
  • 3.Oxygen therapy
  • 4.Surgery for people with severe COPD
  • 5.In-home noninvasive ventilation therapy

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Citations

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1Harrington, C. The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep. Pan MacMillan Australia 2014
  • 2Wolk R et al. Circulation 2003; 108: 9-12.
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