COPD, is the short form of “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”. It is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe.
"Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause caughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.
The main cause for COPD is Cigarette smoking. Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. By showing special breathing techniques and exercises to improve the lung`s work the Physiotherapist can help affected patients to slow down the progress and to a remarkable improvement of the condition