Underestimated Risk Of COPD: Smoker

5 million Germans suffer from COPD smokers cough sounds almost harmless to most people. However, the cough is a dangerous disease, the consequences of which should not be underestimated. The news portal news.de informed about the disease and what sufferers can do. Read more from Spurs to gain a more clear picture of the situation. About 220 million people worldwide suffer COPD (considered obstructive pulmonary disease), chronic restrictive lung disease. The danger of the chronically inflamed bronchi is its gradual development. Often smokers do not realize for many years that they have been diagnosed with COPD.

The clinical picture is that because of the broken lung tissue blood is no longer supplied with sufficient oxygen and instead is enriched with carbon dioxide. Thus the body slowly poisoned. Increasingly impairs breathing and the heart must beat steadily faster. COPD is divided into four levels. In the fourth and highest stage, a life without breath pump is almost impossible. Smokers often underestimate the amount of damage they inflict on their health.

While ill only about a third of 100 addicted to nicotine, but the Federal Association for lung diseases confirmed that more deaths from COPD occur as due to breast and lung cancer put together. The Chairman of the Association of COPD Germany located in the fourth stage of the disease and helps those affected and their families through the Organization of self-help groups. The most important step is doing the perfect lack of nicotine and the strict adherence to the regulations of treating lung specialists. More information: the creeping – lung killer contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59