COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a non-contagious lung disease that affects breathing. It occurs due to the deformation in the lungs as a result of prolonged inhalation of harmful gases and causes respiratory distress. The effects of the disease progress over time.
According to the data of the World Health Organization, COPD is the 4th most common disease in the world and causes the death of millions of people every year. If precautions are not taken, it can rise to the top of the list after years and become the most frequently killing disease in the world. It is one of the most frequently killing diseases in Turkey as in the world. It is more of an advanced age disease and is more common in men. The incidence increases in people over the age of 40. There are millions of people who do not know that their respiratory distress is caused by COPD. The level of awareness about this disease is still not sufficient. Patients with COPD can be seriously affected by other respiratory diseases, and this can have irreversible consequences. For example, experts have reported that the risk of COVID-19 increases 5-fold in people with COPD. In addition, the damage done by COVID-19 to people with COPD can be much more than normal. The most important factor in the treatment of the disease is to stop using tobacco products. Although there are various treatment methods, they cannot cure the disease completely. There is a medical treatment for the disease as well as device therapy. Each treatment method has its own positive and negative sides. Our Whatsapp group on COPD has been established in order to provide experience and information sharing on these issues. We expect the participation of patients, patient relatives and volunteers who want to support.
By joining our group, you can exchange information and communicate with other patients and their families. You can share the problems you have experienced, the treatments you have tried, the devices you use and your experiences.
To join the group HERE click and fill in the form and click the button and wait. The invitation link will be sent to your e-mail address within 1 minute.