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Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disorder

Have you ever wondered how it feels when you are unable to breathe for a second may be due to food intake in the airways? It is the worst feeling and you are left helpless. Some people suffer from disorders in which their lungs and airways are affected to such extent that they are unable to breathe properly such a set of disorders is called chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
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Common condition

The two most common conditions which are involved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders are emphysema and bronchitis

Emphysema

In this condition, the alveoli walls are damaged and the lungs are unable to expand and contract properly because of this a person is unable to breathe properly and even feel shortage of breath without any physical activity

Bronchitis

In this condition, bronchioles are filled with mucus and are constricted because of this a patient became unable to breathe properly.

In it, excess mucus is released with coughing

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of chronic pulmonary disorders are

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing sound
  • Fatigue
  • Excess of mucus
  • Swelling in different body parts
  • Inability to breathe with very little exertion
  • Lack of energy and weight loss

Causes

Several factors can affect our lungs and respiratory system in such a way that if left untreated it can lead to chronic pulmonary obstructive disorders

  • One of the most common causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is smoking 80% of patients who get emphysema or bronchitis are smokers
  • Alpha 1 deficiency is another cause of emphysema bronchitis and it is an autoimmune deficiency. It is a very rare condition.
  • Exposure to air pollution can also cause difficulty in breathing
  • Pollens from flowers is also another cause
  • Exposure to Second-hand smoke also causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

Treatment

Most of the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders use inhalers and undergo physical therapy treatments. An expert physical therapist programs a specific set of exercises for the lungs that improve your inspiration and expiration capacity. In addition to these exercises, a physical therapist uses various techniques to clear respiratory pathways and expel all the mucosa out from the body.

It is very hard today to reverse the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders but with the help of an expert physical therapist you can train your lungs to expire and inspire properly in addition to that mucosa is expelled from the body at regular intervals so that it doesn’t cause breathing problems and patients can breathe freely without feeling any depression on chest
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