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Learning to live with COPD

The rise in number of respiratory disorders is becoming a major cause of concern and is attributed to the ever increasing pollution. In 2015, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) recorded 3.2 million deaths worldwide, which is 8 times more than the deaths recorded in 1990. 

COPD is a group of lung conditions that lead to difficulty in breathing, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It’s caused by long term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions. 

In 2015, there were 2,774.64 prevalent cases of COPD recorded per 100,000 people and 4021.72 prevalent cases of asthma per 100,000 in India. In 1990, COPD prevalence and death rates were controlled. However, it is estimated that there has been an increase of 11.6 per cent from 2000 to 2015.

Dr Sandeep Raj Bharma, consultant pulmonologist, explains that COPD leads to serious problems in those who are not in good health. A respiratory infection in these patients can cause 10 per cent decline in body functioning, which is dangerous.

What is COPD and what are the stages of it?

I'm trying to find out as much information as possible about COPD b/c my father has it. He's been living with emphazema for a while. He just quit smoking for the most, he's only smoked 2 cigs in 2 days, so i'm proud of him. But what are the final stages


Hello. COPD patients have many options now days, but quitting smoking is very crucial. Congrats to your dad for kicking the habit (do encaurage him to quit completely). Your dad should be under a care of a pulmonary doctor. Therapeutic options include


COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (Lung) Disease. There are 4 stages of it. It is the stage when patient have shortness of breath and he need more ventilatory support for it. I would like to suggest here to do the meditation rather smoking cigs. Emphysema


Hello. COPD patients have many options now days, but quitting smoking is very crucial. Congrats to your dad for kicking the habit (do encaurage him to quit completely). Your dad should be under a care of a pulmonary doctor. Therapeutic options include

What foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?

Someone in my family has COPD and heart disease, which may include enlarged heart and definetely arrhythmia. I add no salt to food and make sure canned goods, such as sausages are rinsed. This goes for ham and many other salty foods.

Still,


Eat a varied diet. Eat fruits and vegetables, dairy products, cereal and grains, and meats.
Avoid foods that are difficult to chew.
Use less salt. Too much salt can cause you to retain fluids, which may interfere with your breathing.


anything thats fat like mostly restorants. U should maybe visite kraftcanada.com They hav a great selection of foods that are really healthy. Becarfull


Eat a varied diet. Eat fruits and vegetables, dairy products, cereal and grains, and meats.
Avoid foods that are difficult to chew.
Use less salt. Too much salt can cause you to retain fluids, which may interfere with your breathing.