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COPD Symptoms

 

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD is a chronic disease in which air sacs in the lungs are blocked by inflammation, leading to complaints such as a severe cough.

 

What Are The Symptoms Of COPD?

  • Clogging when climbing stairs

  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Constant desire to cough (with mucus, without mucus)
  • Narrowing of the chest
  • Constant wheezing
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What Are The Causes Of COPD?

  • Consumption of tobacco, such as cigarettes, pipes, hookahs, is among the most significant reasons.
  • Various gases from air pollution create difficulties in breathing.
  • Chemicals
  • Fuels
  • Genetic factors
What Diseases Does COPD Cause?

COPD can also bring with it various diseases. These are;

  • Sleep apnea
  • Bone resorption (osteoporosis)
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Novelization
  • Lung cancer
  • Heart failure
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Stages Of COPD
 

COPD disease is divided into four stages according to its severity and weight.

 

Light Stage:

  • At this stage, it is often difficult to diagnose the disease.
  • COPD disease manifests itself in mild cruises at this stage.
  • Clogging during fast walking
  • Fatigue when climbing stairs

 

Middle Stage:

  • At this stage, it is also not easy to diagnose the disease.
  • Usually clogging during fast walking
  • Clogging when climbing stairs
  • More rapid fatigue in routine work
  • Night sleep is comfortable until this stage

 

 

 

Heavy Stage:
  • At this stage, the disease is diagnosed.
  • Severe weakness
  • Climbing stairs is challenging
  • The problem of shortness of breath at night occurs at this stage
  • Sleep disorder

 

 

Very Heavy Stage:

  • Shortness of breath is experienced even when sitting
  • Difficulty walking
  • Cannot go to places that are regularly visited, such as work, school
  • Fatigue begins when wearing and taking off clothes
  • Problems such as severe sweating, bruising
  • Headaches and heart palpitations are common problems
  • A person does not want to leave the House
  • Extreme irritability
  • Weakening/Slimming
  • Fatigue fatigue
  • Heart failure can occur with the progression of the disease

 

 Treatment Of COPD

 

It is impossible to eliminate the disease. Several treatment methods are available to reduce its effect;

  • Quit smoking tobacco products such as pipes, hookahs.
  • Choose an elevator instead of climbing the stairs.
  • Do regular walking and exercise.
  • Consume healthy foods.
  • Choose light foods.
  • Do business by resting.
  • Get help with hard work.
  • Work by resting.
  • COPD patients should lose weight if he is overweight; if he is weak, he should reach the ideal weight.
  • Take a walk in nature instead of running.
  • Stay away from smoking environments and do not allow smoking in your home
  • Choose natural gas instead of a stove.
  • If work does not affect your life, choose places where air pollution is low as a living space.
  • Be careful not to experience sudden emotional transitions.

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Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) Medical Staff
Spc.Dr. Boray ERDİNÇ

Chief Physician / Internal Medicine Specialist

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