Physical exercise reduces the risk of hospitalisation for patients with COPD

According to a recent study carried out on patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which affects some 230 million people worldwide, physical exercise can improve the situation of their disease and prevent them from being hospitalised.

What is COPD? It is one of the most common diseases that affects our lungs, and is manifested through breathing difficulties. There are 2 types of COPD: Chronic Bronchitis is caused by the presence of mucus and cough, which usually lasts for long periods Emphysema destroys the elastic fibres in the lungs In many cases, we can find COPD patients who suffer with both types of the disease. What are the most common symptoms? Cough with occasional phlegm Presence of multiple respiratory infections Dyspnoea (difficulty breathing normally) Whistling during breathing (wheezing) Some data supporting physical exercise in COPD patients The aforementioned study was developed by a team of researchers from the Galdakao-Usansolo Read more