Wednesday, January 21, 2015
London Physiotherapy Treatments Help Prevent Respiratory Problems
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes numerous lung diseases namely chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma. These diseases are caused by long-term lung damage and airflow obstruction, which result in the narrowing of airways that causes breathlessness. Continuous or years of exposure to tobacco smoke, second-hand smoke, chemical fumes, and air pollution can precipitate the development of COPD. Aside from breathlessness, other symptoms of COPD include frequent chest infections and persistent cough with phlegm. Despite the fact that COPD has no cure, physiotherapists can help in improving a person’s overall sense of well-being.