Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Description

COPD stands for the English name chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and describes a chronic disease of the lungs. Read more.

Causes

COPD mostly develops from a chronic bronchitis. According to the criteria of WHO, the latter one occurs if the patient suffers from the following. Read more.

Symptoms

You can remember the typical COPD symptoms as “SCS symptoms”. This designation stands for: Shortness of breath, Cough,Sputum. Read more.

Diagnosis

Constant coughing with sputum will cause the physician to suspect COPD. At the beginning of the diagnosis, a complete patient survey and analysis of the medical history are carried out. Read more.

Treatment & therapy

Although many studies have been carried out in this field, COPD remains incurable. There are central treatment targets. Read more.

Prevention & prognosis

Already within a few hours of the last cigarette, the lungs start recovering. After two weeks, the first signs of regeneration become visible. Read more.