Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the bronchial tree (bronchi, bronchioles) and destruction of lung tissue in response to the effects of inhalation of harmful particles. These particles can be tobacco smoke, various industrial dust or harmful gaseous substances.
The processes of inflammation inside the bronchi lead to a decrease in the lumen of the bronchi – bronchial obstruction. The consequence of obstruction is a decrease in the air flow rate, a violation of pulmonary ventilation. This broncho-obstructive lung disease requires constant treatment and monitoring of the doctor, especially during the exacerbation of the disease.
Most bronchodilators are prescribed in the form of inhalations, which allows the drug to enter directly into the lungs. It is very important to use the inhaler strictly according to the prescribing doctor’s instructions.
There is a rehabilitation program for lung diseases, which helps to learn how to manage seizures. Specialists in this program advise and teach patients the technique of proper breathing in COPD – to facilitate breathing, show what you can and should do physical exercises, how to eat right.