LIVE – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a leading life-threatening disease and is estimated to affect more than 251 million people worldwide. In fact, it is estimated that it is a third cause of death in 2020.
"A study of biomass as a collaboration between Indonesia and Vietnam in 2013 found that the incidence of COPD in non-smoking patients was so high. The study included respondents over 40 years of age living in Banten and DKI Jakarta and found how often patients COPD to 6, 3 percent, "said Professor. dr. Faisal Yunus from the Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Indonesia, quoted from a statement on the Philips Indonesia press, Wednesday 21 November 2018.
According to Professor Faisal Yunus, most patients have brought complaints, such as shortage of breath, easy to run out of breath when going up and down stairs, and ready with disability. They rarely bring initial symptoms because they are unaware of the initial symptoms of the disease.
"In addition, many also believe that regular exercise or a visit to the area with clean air can prevent lung disease, although this is not the case. Lung-containing substances will not cause cigarette smoke and air pollution disappears, those who already exist should symptoms and worsen seeing a doctor, "he said.
Although COPD is a chronic, incredible disease, it does not mean it is a weakening disease. Patients will still be able to live well even if they have COPD as long as they are adhering to their care and treatment, reducing the aggravation of the disease.
Prof. Faisal Yunus also emphasized the community to keep away from cigarettes, because of smoking is the main cause of COPD. If it's hard to give up the cessation, come to the lung doctor to be monitored and get the right medicine, after that you have to be active at Regular control.
"Similarly, if you're working in areas that are pollute, like factories, always use biscuits, although this is not also very safe. As much as possible and often control Treatment, remember, there are no vitamins or supplies that can prevent COPD. "
Now, in order to better understand the tricks of preventing this disease from getting worse, Philips explained that he was here to be able to live well and keep it fit.
1. Have a positive mindset
Change your thoughts on disease and understand the key to stay active in each person.
2. Decide on your goals
Ask you what you want to do. Set yourself short and long term goals.
3. Exercise wisely
Exercise can help to strengthen large muscle groups and improve the circulation of the airway. Try to increase strength, endurance and flexibility by sharing tasks to smaller parts and arranging frequent breaks.
4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Maintain a healthy diet with adequate nutrition and adequate sleeping. Poor diet can exacerbate symptoms and affect the ability to practice.
5. Be patient
Understand that the process takes time. With healthy diet and exercise, your strength and strength can restore.