• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Preventions

Prevention of COPD
  • Stop Smoking: The best way to prevent COPD is to stop smoking or better still never to start smoking. This will reduce the risk of death due to COPD up to 18%.
  • Preventing Occupational Hazards: It may not be entirely possible to stop the work you've been doing since many years, but one can use respiratory protective equipment or simply a nose mask to prevent irritants from entering your lungs.
  • Pranayama: The word 'Prana' means life force or air. Pranayam literally means control of breath. Pranayama strengthens lungs which in turn can improve blood circulation and bestows upon the patient the blessing of long and healthy life. Regular practice of pranayama helps to prevent a number of respiratory illnesses including COPD. It will even help to prevent exacerbations of COPD.