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Prevalence of COPD among tricycle drivers using COPD assessment tool from GOLD classification: A cross sectional study

Abstract:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in the world; its associated health burdens and cost are mounting. Recent evidence suggests a rapid decline in lung function occurs and may be prevented if acted upon early diagnosis. These research aims to determine the prevalence of COPD among tricycle drivers of San Fernando, La Union. This will classify the severity of COPD among newly diagnosed tricycle drivers using pulmonary function test and risk stratification using GOLD classification and discuss the clinical profile of tricycle drivers. 
This is a cross-sectional study among tricycle drivers of San Fernando, La Union. The sample size was computed using Creative Research Systems Survey Software Sample Size Calculator of the Survey Systems. From 1700 population of tricycle drivers in San Fernando City, La Union, drawn a total of 175 samples with 95% confidence level. Inclusion criteria include all tricycle drivers at San Fernando Ci…
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2nd World Congress on COPD, Asthma and Lung Health

Pulsus Group invites all the participants from across the World to attend "2nd World Congress on COPD, Asthma and Lung Health" during October 21-22, 2019 at Madrid Spain. This includes proficient keynote presentations, verbal speeches, productive poster presentations and exhibitions. 
Pulmonologists face a wide variety of challenges: Chronic Lung Disease is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. The lack of comprehensive information about the disease people with COPD typically ranges from 40% to 70%, depends on disease severity, while the 2-year mortality rate for people with severe COPD is about 50%. Survival rates for people with severe COPD are, in fact, worse than those for people with many common cancers. 
The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and to improve the lives of individuals affected b…

Everything We Need to Know about Pneumonia & COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collection of lung diseases that cause blocked airways and make breathing difficult. It can result in serious complications.

People with COPD are more likely to develop pneumonia. Pneumonia is particularly dangerous for people with COPD by causing an increased risk of respiratory failure. This is when your body is either not getting enough oxygen or isn’t successfully removing carbon dioxide.

Pneumonia is a common cause of COPD flare-ups. Some people aren’t sure if their symptoms are from pneumonia or from worsening COPD. This can cause them to wait to seek treatment. This is dangerous. People with COPD should call their doctors immediately if their symptoms are worsening or they believe they have pneumonia.
Pneumonia
It’s an infection of the air exchange units in your lungs, mainly the respiratory bronchioles and alveoli. An immune response causes this area to become inflamed. White blood cells (WBCs) are sent to the area of infection.…

How Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Help People With COPD?

When you’re living with COPD, everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs can get harder. That’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes in.
Basically, it’s a formal program that will build your fitness and help you breathe as well as you possibly can. Pulmonary rehab will help you with: ExerciseBreathing techniquesNutritionRelaxationEmotional and group supportLearning more about your medicationsStrategies for living better with COPDExercise
The key to any pulmonary rehab program for COPD is exercise, which will help your lungs and heart work better. Here’s some more about these exercises, which may be one-on-one with a trainer or in a group
Lower body:  Most rehab centers offer a set of exercises that center on leg workouts. They vary from simply walking on a treadmill or around a track to more intense stair climbing. Most of the proven benefits of pulmonary rehab are shown in studies of people doing leg exercises.

Upper body:  The muscles in the upper body are important for br…

Why E-Cigarettes are more Harmful than we think

Vaping is the new smoking
Quitting an addiction is a great idea and you deserve a pat on the back for contemplating it. But starting a new addiction even if in the form of an electronic, chargeable 'smoking' device, to let go of an existing one, is plain stupidity. What's more? In recent times, many non-smoking teenagers and youths, globally, have made vaping their addiction. 
Cancer The toxic compounds in e-cigarettes may lead to cancer. Limited yet substantial evidence concerning e-cigarettes suggests that the toxic substances in their liquid might increase a user's risk of developing cancer. It says that these harmful compounds could result in the increase in heart rate owing to the presence of nicotine and that chemicals in e-cigarettes' aerosols may lead to DNA damage and mutagenesis.
Respiratory health
Because electronic smoking is, after all, smoking. Long-term vaping among teens and young adults could lead to increased coughing and wheezing among them, and may …

Risk Factors and Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases

When you think of chronic lung disease, you may think of lung cancer, but there are actually many different types. Altogether, lung diseases accounted for more than 3 million people die each year from COPD and 235 million people suffer from asthma, a common disease among children according to the World Health Organization.
These types of lung diseases may affect your airways, lung tissues, or circulation of blood in and out of your lungs. Here are the most common types, their causes and risk factors, and potential symptoms that may signal the need for medical attention.
Asthma Asthma is one of the most common types of chronic lung disease. When triggered, your lungs become swollen and narrow, making it harder to breathe. Symptoms include: WheezingBeing unable to take in enough airCoughingFeeling tightness in your chest If you experience these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor right away. Triggers may include allergens, dust, pollution, stress, and exercise.
Asthma usually starts…

Everything We need to Know About Bronchitis

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis is the name for the condition that results when the bronchial tubes become inflamed. Those tubes swell and accumulate mucus, and it becomes more difficult to breathe. Individuals with bronchitis have a reduced ability to breathe air and oxygen into their lungs; also, they cannot clear heavy mucus or phlegm from their airways.
Key Points about Bronchitis
Bronchitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and other particles that irritate the bronchial tubes.Acute bronchitis is a short-term illness that often follows a cold or viral infection.Chronic bronchitis is a long-term illness and can be the result of environmental factors or extended illness.Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis.Chest X-ray, lung function testing, and blood testing are used to diagnose bronchitis.Signs and Symptoms of both Acute and Chronic Bronchitis include:
A persistent cough, which may produce mucusWheezingLow fever and chillsChest tighteningA sore throatBod…