Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) continues to threaten public health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) continues to threaten public health. Affecting approximately 50 million people in the world and the lives of 3 million people each year, causing you to lose one of the major problems of COPD patients to know their status. Chest Disease Specialist Dr.. Adnan Usal patients with COPD, only 10 percent of the applicant and that the doctor said she was correctly diagnosed.
DR. When usal COPD airway inflammation induced in a non-infectious pulmonary disease is a progressive said. COPD in the formation of the most important risk factors of tobacco use, and indoor air pollution (in heating fuel used from the fumes) and various gases and dust exposure noted that the Usal that,"This disease is an important health problem despite the fact that public opinion is underrecognized. Disease chronic bronchitis and also known as emphysema. World Health Organization, COPD in 2030 all over the world will be the most important cause of death in the 3rd foresees"he said. 5 MILLION IN TURKEY HAVE COPD
Recent studies in the world of COPD patients showed that only 25 percent-50 diagnosis that Dr.. Usal who said:
"Turkey according to the data in our country, the most important cause of death, ranked 3rd with COPD prevalence over 40 years in adults is 20 percent. Other words, our society over age 40 every five people in one COPD have. Yet 10 COPD
patient's only one consult a doctor and accurate diagnosis could receive. This case, in our country close to 5 million COPD patients, only 500 thousand in itself the disease is aware."
society about COPD lack adequate knowledge of the disease, early diagnosis and effective treatment strategies noted Dr. Usal that"Whereas a simple and painless test that 'breath measurement test' of the person with COPD whether can be easily located. COPD, early diagnosis, disease-related morbidity and mortality rates will decrease. Therefore, at risk in persons with chronic progressive cough, phlegm and shortness of breath symptoms of at least one living, breathing seen and measured by a pulmonary physician should test done,"he said.