What is COPD Disease?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease, one of conditions of occurrence of which is predominant involvement of distal respiratory tract (bronchi, bronchioles) of lungs that appears under various environmental aggression factors influence.
What causes COPD? Smoking is predominant factor of this pulmonary disease appearance.
Being under significant pathological inflammation during extended period, cough may disturb you, difficulties with breathing are observed, there is shortness of breath.
When bronchi and bronchioles damage become expressed, there is a serious problem of gas exchange in body: to get enough oxygen and to get rid of excess carbon dioxide is becoming more difficult. These changes lead to shortness of breath and other disease’s manifestations.
The term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD – Correct Diagnosis) is often used along with such diseases as chronic bronchitis and / or emphysema, because chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common clinical forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, current treatment of COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema are similar and carried out with medications of Canadian HealthCare Mall.
To understand why COPD develops, it is important to understand how lungs are performing. Usually, inhaled air passes from nasopharynx through airways (bronchi, bronchioles) to alveoli. In alveoli, oxygen, we breathe, penetrates through their wall into blood flow. Carbon dioxide passes in reverse direction of blood flow, back into alveoli, and is eliminated during exhalation.
Inhaling smoke while smoking, or being passive smoker inhaling various irritants of gaseous substances or tiny particles, human airways mucosa is damaged causing chronic inflammation, infecting lung tissue.
When lung injury is present there is a situation in which normal breath is a problem with exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, as a result alveoli requires treatment. Continue reading