Morelia, Michoacán (Bulletin) .- The Ministry of Health & # 39; Michoacán (SSM) Called on the population to prevent Chronic Pulmonary Disease Obstruttiv (COPD), one of the most frequent conditions, b & # 39; high mortality and high costs in medical care.
The agency reported that this condition constituted by the Office chronic bronchitis and – emphysema pulmonary; is more frequent in – elderly 45 years and is characterized by bronchial obstruction and destruction of lung parenchyma (f & # 39; & # 39 cases, emphysema).
It is a disease characterized by limiting the flow of & # 39; air, which is not fully reversible. The feature & # 39; major risk for contraception COPD is smoking, but also exposure to wood smoke, as well as constant inhalation of & # 39; dust, gases, fumes and chemicals.
Among the most frequent symptoms among those who suffer from it, a cough, expectoration and non & # 39; to add air until the patient can & # 39; go & # 39; ladder or even sail or go, as they are agitated and short breath.
Once the disease is diagnosed, the person suffers from cigarettes should be kept & # 39; far from it and avoid exposure to smoke & # 39; wood; In addition, the patient must follow the therapy suggested by their doctor, which includes treatment with & # 39; medicine and also oxygen therapy, ie using mask & # 39; oxygen for more than 15 hours day, due to lack of & # 39; .
Remember that COPD is a disease, f & # 39 most cases 'unknown', associated mainly with consumption & # 39; tobacco, and thus becomes essential to smokers over 35 years who have these symptoms go your doctor to review imply that you & # 39; pay it
Data from specialists, refer to that 15 to 20 percent a & # 39; smokers are prone to develop this disease and found 90 percent of patients suffering from COPD are smokers or were actually in the past.
The (WHO World Health Organization) prove that COPD will become the fourth & # 39; cause of death worldwide by 2030.