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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD is characterised by breathing difficulties and usually encompasses a range of lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and Emphysema. It is usually caused by the irritants present in tobacco for patients who smoke excessively. It may also be caused due to pollution and chemical fumes as well as dust. A common symptom is persistent coughing.
HOW IS COPD DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will do a physical exam and listen to the lungs. The doctor will ask details of medical history and lifestyle patterns of the patient to detect any addictions e.g. smoking. A spirometry test may be suggested to confirm the problem. Chest x-ray and other tests help rule out other problems.
HOW IS COPD TREATED?
There is no particular treatment for COPD. Preventive and management steps may be taken for delaying the progression of the disease. Cessation of smoking helps prevent the worsening of COPD. Use of bronchodilators eases breathing. Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve overall quality of life and delays progression of disease