Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness in which airway patency is disrupted due to their pathological changes. Its main symptom is the restriction of airflow to the lungs. COPD seriously impairs the patient’s life quality, as for even the simplest actions (e.g. climbing stairs) can cause an attack of suffocation. No wonder the COPD is one of the five leading causes of death – according to statistics, 5% of deaths in the world, and almost 2% in Ukraine occur due to this pathology.
What are the causes of the disease?
COPD is most common in heavy smokers – they get the pathology 9 times faster. Therefore, in the first place among the provoking factors – active and passive contact with tobacco smoke. As well, the development of the disease is afforded by the following factors:
What are the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
In most cases, COPD progresses slowly. Its symptoms usually appear at the age of 40-50. This pathology is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms:
How are diseased lungs treated?
It is currently impossible to completely get rid of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, there is a chance to improve the patient’s quality of life, increase exercise tolerance, and reduce the risk of illness complications. Mucolytic medicines, physiotherapeutic methods – inhaled corticosteroids, bronchodilator therapy come to the rescue. Smoking patients are strongly advised to give up this habit. However, these measures do not always prove effective. If traditional treatment does not give the expected result, COPD patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of effective modern medicines of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Particularly, in the program of clinical researches which is performed in the Medical Clinical Research Center at Healthy&Happy. It will allow the patient to receive a comprehensive medical examination and modern advanced treatment free of charge.
Who can join the Healthy&Happy program?
Patients can take part in clinical trials:
Healthy&Happy research bonuses:
As part of the “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment Program” you will receive necessary free diagnostic and therapeutic services:
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Get a detailed examination of the lungs (spirometry to measure the volume of air in the lungs and
determine the amount of nitric oxide in the exhaled air; ECG; X-ray of the lungs)
Get advice from highly qualified specialists
Make screenings in a European-level laboratory (urine analysis, biochemical analysis of blood,
HIV, hepatitis B and C, and others)
Take part in trials of innovative medical products of world brands