COPD stands for “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”. Chronic obstruction of the bronchial tubes is typical for COPD, which can go hand-in-hand with a distension of the pulmonary tissue (pulmonary emphysema). COPD is an umbrella term for different clinical conditions with similar complaints. Typical COPD symptoms are shortness of breath, chronic cough, sputum and restricted physical performance.
COPD is a lung disease that is on the rise. In terms of diagnosed cases, COPD is the second most common lung disease in the UK, after asthma. Around 2% of the whole population – 4.5% of all people aged over 40 – live with diagnosed COPD (source: British Lung Foundation). Smokers in particular should look out for alarm signals - shortness of breath, cough and sputum. You should also see a lung specialist regarding a spirometry test for COPD
We at PARI have plenty of experience with diseases like COPD. We can support you with our tried and tested nebuliser devices. This can help you to manage your COPD better and improve your quality of life.
Treatment is based on the findings and the severity of the COPD. We categorise therapies either as drug or as non-drug therapies. There is a lot the patient can do to improve how the disease progresses.
We have innovative products for patients who need specialist therapeutic support. People suffering from COPD depend on comprehensive treatment and care of their airways. Reliable delivery of the medication into the bronchial tubes and the lungs is an especially important consideration.
As experts in specialist inhalation devices, we have suitable devices for COPD. At PARI we do our best every day to deliver the best possible support to people with COPD.
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