WORLD COPD DAY 18th NOV 2020

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic inflammatory lung disease is expected to be the third leading cause of death globally by 2020
  • India ranked second in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality rate
  • Women are affected more than men.
  • COPD patients present with breathlessness, persistent cough & wheezing, frequent chest infections

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • Quit smoking
  • Make sure no one smokes in your home
  • Avoid occupational exposure to chemical fumes and dust
  • Avoid strenuous exercises
  • Avoid cold weather
  • Reduce air pollution

COPD & EXERCISES

  • BREATHING EXERCISE

1. Pursed lip breathing

2. Deep breathing

3. Huff cough

4. Diaphragmatic breathing

  • AEROBIC EXERCISES

 1.walking

2. jogging

3. jumping rope

4. bicycling

5. swimming

  • RESISTANCE TRAINING (with hand weights or bands)
  • STRECHING EXERCISES