Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used for a group of lung diseases that causes breathing issues. It is a condition that generally affects middle-aged or elderly people who smoke a lot. In fact, smoking is the primary reason for the occurrence of this health disease. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common diseases seen in people suffering from COPD.

COPD is characterised by difficulty in breathing in the initial stages followed by coughing and shortness of breath in later stages. This disease can worsen, if not treated at the proper time. It can be prevented by keeping an early check on smoking. COPD can lead to many complications like heart problems, lung cancer, high blood pressure and respiratory infections. The disease needs special attention and thus, the patient should consult a medical practitioner as soon as possible. Early detection can curb the occurrence of many diseases.

Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Shortness of breath Chest infections
Breathing problem Low energy
Chest tightness Wheezing
Coughing with or without mucous Swelling in the airways



  • Exercise regularly
  • Manage your body weight
  • Rest adequately and sleep for 8 hours a day
  • Perform breathing exercises
  • Consult a doctor
  • Use natural treatments to cleanse the respiratory system and products that ease breathing


  • Do not forget to use your inhaler
  • Do not smoke or drink
  • Keep the surroundings clean from dirt and dust
  • Do not use products with strong fragrances
  • Do not stay in polluted environment
  • Do not take any allopathic medication without consulting a medical practitioner
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