World COPD Day - 18 November 2020

COPD is not one single disease but an umbrella term for many chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow. COPD day was observed in 2002 and from then several activities have been organized worldwide to spread awareness on COPD. Still, it is becoming the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide. Do you believe that COPD is likely to increase in the coming years? and how can we control it?

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(COPD) is a debilitating condition that obstructs airflow from the lungs, thus hampering one’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities with ease. Every year, November 18 is observed as World COPD Day to raise awareness about the chronic inflammatory lung condition. The theme for this year is ‘Living well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere’, so make sure you follow all the essential tips, and enhance your quality of life, said Dr Harish Chafle, consultant intensivist, and chest physician, Global Hospital, Mumbai. What is COPD? Emphysema, a type of COPD that tends to cause damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, and chronic bronchitis that can lead to inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes which carry air to and from the air sacs of the lungs, are the two most common conditions that may lead to COPD. Not only this, even smoking and exposure to chemicals or pollution can invite COPD The incidence of COPD is rising because of poor ambient air quality in cities like New Delhi and Mumbai. Also, commonly-used things like mosquito repellent coils used at home can cause COPD as exposure to the same at night was found to be equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes together. Symptoms of COPD COPD symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, chronic cough, respiratory infections, fatigue, unintentional weight loss, and swelling of the legs, feet, and ankle. Moreover, some of the symptoms may overlap with Covid-19. So it is important to visit a doctor to carry out a correct diagnose.

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To remind the COPD day yes clinician need to know the importance of the day Pt hunger of air and gasping for oxygen realy very painful to see the situation thats right we can treat control or casualties are avoided but when a question of prevention comes every thing fails Wether on part of pt or society or health worker Smoking active or passive is on rise right from youngsters to aged any form bidi or cigarette or hukkas Despite 9f well publised dangers no body is there to listen Next to talk about pollution in atmosphere air or water or surroundings Everybody is careless whether civil bodies or public In metropolitan cities difficult to breath air or bed smells here and there Allergens now the list expanding for every type difficult to trace and provide antiallergens ie vaccines Infection like pneumonia or viral add on is corona nothing leaves behind to make a pt to gasp Thus to prevent or keep control is the way 1 well informed clinician 2 earliest diagnosis with minimum investigations 3 proper education of pt regarding his illness and hence contributing factors 4 how important is to continue inhalers or nebulisation or medication as per advice of treating dr 5 to keep physiotherapy and daily exercises as advised 6 steaming and spirometry 7 make aware the complications in long term

Thanx dr Praveen Yograj sir
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COPD IS A COMMON MEDICAL DISORDER WHICH HAS GAINED IMPORTANCE ON THE CURRENT CIVID19 PANDEMIC SINCE THE LUNG PATHOLOGY IN COPD WILL BECOME WORST DUE TO COVID 19 COPD RISK FACTORS CHRONIC SMOKING B ASTHAMA CHRONIC BRONCHITIS UNDERLYING LUNG PATHOLIGY PREVENTIVE MEASURES ARE IMPORTANT LIJE AVOID SMOKING AVIOD DUST MONITER OXYGEN SATURATION IN CASE AT PRESENT ERA OF COVID 19 IF PATIENTS OF COPD HAVE FEVER COUGH TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO MAINTAINE OXYGEN SATURATION COPD ARE LIKELY TO GO TO LUNG INFELTERATION

Agree with Dr Parveen Yograj. Awareness and education not to use tobacco related product and Decrease environmental pollution But if looks highly difficult to contain disease without taking every aspect more seriously.

Thanks Dr Shivraj Agarwal
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अति महत्वपूर्ण एवं उपयोगी जानकारी दी गई है धन्यवाद देता हूं।

COPD chronic lungs inflametry disease ,that worldwide problem .reduce the risk of exaxherating cause by protection of vaxine of influenza

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There are chances of getting increase in number of COPD cases.

Very informative and interesting

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