Misconceptions about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Authors: Beroj Steena T., Nalini Jeyavantha Santha
COPD is an umbrella term of a collection of progressive respiratory conditions, all of which causes breathing difficulties. Two forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The most prevalent symptoms of COPD are shortness of breath and cough. Over times, small activities like getting dressed can become challenging. We need to know common myths associated with COPD.
COPD are rare. As per the WHO estimation, 3.23 million deaths in 2020 means COPD is the third leading cause of death in world-wide. Also, medical news today says millions of people are undiagnosed. American lung association (ALA) recommends that anyone who is experiencing COPD symptoms like Chronic cough, Shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, Significant mucus production (called phlegm or sputum) or wheezing can obtain a breathing test called ‘spirometry’ which can help to diagnose COPD.
Paper Id: 230341
Published On: 2023-10-20
Published In: Volume 11, Issue 5, September-October 2023
Cite This: Misconceptions about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Beroj Steena T., Nalini Jeyavantha Santha - IJIRMPS Volume 11, Issue 5, September-October 2023.