COPD i.e. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease due to which the patient is unable to breathe normally. It is also called black asthma. It is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Actually, normally the lungs are very spongy and when we inhale air, oxygen gets mixed inside our blood and carbon dioxide goes out, but the disease of COPD stops this process. In such a situation, the COPD patient has trouble breathing and oxygen does not reach his body in full quantity.
COPD symptoms of
yellow or green mucus
phlegm, cough, cold
Why does COPD occur?
COPD is an acquired disease that develops due to our bad habits. If we talk about men, the biggest reason for COPD in men is smoking or their involvement in any business where there is a lot of exposure to dust or pollution. If we talk about women, then the reason for COPD is the smoke from the stove for the women who cook on the stove in the village. If we talk about COPD and smoking, then COPD is directly related to smoking. This means the more we smoke, the greater the chance of getting COPD. Any type of smoking, be it beedi, cigarette or hookah, can develop COPD.
The reason for this is to see how crude the form of tobacco is. Just as smoking beedis increases the chances of COPD, cigarettes have slightly less chances and smoking hookah increases the chances further. Every smoking item can cause COPD. This will depend on how much we have smoked.
Accordingly, the chances of getting COPD will increase. Our lung capacity decreases with age. This is a natural phenomenon that occurs in every human body. If we smoke, the speed of this phenomenon increases due to which the capacity of our lungs deteriorates quickly and due to this deteriorating quickly, we start seeing symptoms of COPD.
People who suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), later have to face heart diseases, lung cancer and many other serious diseases. Many people ask whether they should quit smoking after developing COPD.
Do you have to completely quit smoking?
The answer to this would be that yes, we should completely quit smoking. Because by quitting smoking, the speed at which our lungs dehydrate will reduce, due to which the lung function which was falling due to smoking, will fall comparatively less than the lung function which was already falling due to smoking. Because of this, it has gone, it will not come back, but yes, the speed of further fall, it will definitely fall.
If any old person or any middle aged person works in any place where they are exposed to dust and smoke then they should come and consult any health specialist and if they have COPD then they should go ahead and get treatment for COPD. You will have to take the medicines and quit smoking.