Covid-19 – Information on the Condition
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a lung condition. It is a viral respiratory infection which affects the lungs. It was named after Dr. Harry W. Covid, who was the first to describe it in 1922. The name comes from both the first name of the medical practitioner who first described it and the word “covid”, which means breath. COPD is the most common condition in the world, accounting for over 5 million deaths due to pulmonary disease every year.
COPD is caused by SARS – syndrome, the common viral respiratory infection that appeared in December 2021. The virus can be transmitted from person to person through the air. It can only be diagnosed using a chest x-ray, blood test, or blood culture. A recent development in diagnosing this condition is the possibility of checking for antibodies in the blood, which would indicate that the patient may have had a prior infection.
There are four major treatment options available for COPD. These include medicinal therapy in which the lungs are protected by artificial shielding gases and medications. This treatment usually involves a combination of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs. Alternative treatments are also available, such as deep breathing exercises, or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).