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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Dubai at DRHC

Overview

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common, preventable, and treatable respiratory condition characterized by progressive breathlessness, cough, and other symptoms. At DRHC Dubai, our expert team of healthcare professionals specializes in managing COPD to improve patients’ quality of life.

Causes

The major causes of COPD include:

  1. Smoking: Cigarette smoking is the leading risk factor for COPD.
  2. Air Pollutants: Prolonged exposure to workplace dust, chemicals, and fumes.
  3. Genetics: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (a rare genetic disorder).

Symptoms

Common symptoms of COPD include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Frequent coughing (with or without sputum)
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent lung infections

Diagnosis

To diagnose COPD, our specialists perform the following tests:

  1. Spirometry: Measures lung function by assessing how much air you can inhale and exhale.
  2. Chest X-ray: Detects emphysema and rules out other lung problems.
  3. CT Scan: Helps identify emphysema and assess surgical options.
  4. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: Evaluates oxygen levels in your blood.
  5. Laboratory Tests: May include genetic testing for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.

Treatment Options

Medications

  • Bronchodilators: Relax airway muscles to improve breathing (e.g., Albuterol, Tiotropium).
  • Glucocorticosteroids: Reduce airway inflammation (e.g., Beclomethasone).
  • Antibiotics: Used to prevent or treat lung infections.

Surgical Options

  1. Bullectomy: Removes enlarged air sacs (bullae) from the lungs.
  2. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS): Reduces lung volume to improve breathing.

Non-Surgical Treatments

  • Oxygen Therapy: Provides supplemental oxygen during exacerbations.
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Enhances physical activity and breathing techniques.

Specialists

Our team includes experienced pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. For COPD management, consult our skilled thoracic surgeons in Dubai.

Remember, quitting smoking is crucial for COPD management. Our compassionate team at DRHC Dubai is here to support you on your journey to better lung health. For appointments, contact us at DRHC Dubai.

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