COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – चिरकालिक प्रतिरोधी फुफ्फुसीय रोग) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are older terms used for different types of COPD. Tobacco smoking is the most common cause of COPD, with factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role. As of 2015, COPD affected about 174.5 million people (2.4% of the global population). In 2015, it resulted in 3.2 million deaths, up from 2.4 million deaths in 1990. Having considerable impact of the COPD on survival, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System appeal our readers to know about COPD and learn free Siddha energy remedies for fast recovery.
COPD Definition (सीओपीडी परिभाषा)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. The more familiar terms ‘chronic bronchitis’ and ’emphysema’ are no longer used but are now included within the COPD diagnosis. COPD is not simply a “smoker’s cough” but an under-diagnosed, life-threatening lung disease.
COPD Symptoms (सीओपीडी लक्षण)
The most common symptoms of COPD are:
- Sputum production
- Shortness of breath
- Productive cough
These symptoms are present for a prolonged period of time and typically worsen over time. It is unclear whether different types of COPD exist.
A chronic cough is often the first symptom to develop. Early on it may just occur occasionally or may not result in sputum. When a cough persists for more than three months each year for at least two years, in combination with sputum production and without another explanation, it is by definition chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis can occur before the restricted airflow and thus COPD fully develops.
Shortness of breath (साँसों की कमी)
Shortness of breath is often the symptom that most bother people. It is commonly described as:
- “My breathing requires effort,”
- “I feel out of breath” or
- “I can’t get enough air in”
Different terms, however, may be used in different cultures. Typically, the shortness of breath is worse on exertion of a prolonged duration and worsens over time.
Other symptoms (अन्य लक्षण)
In COPD, breathing out may take longer than breathing in. Chest tightness may occur, but is not common and may be caused by another problem. Those with obstructed airflow may have wheezing or decreased sounds with air entry on examination of the chest with a stethoscope. A barrel chest is a characteristic sign of COPD but is relatively uncommon. Tripod positioning may occur as the disease worsens.
Advanced COPD leads to high pressure on the lung arteries, which strains the right ventricle of the heart. This situation is referred to as cor pulmonale and leads to symptoms of leg swelling and bulging neck veins.
COPD is more common than any other lung disease as a cause of cor pulmonale. Cor pulmonale has become less common since the use of supplemental oxygen.
COPD often occurs along with a number of other conditions, due in part to shared risk factors. These conditions include:
- Ischemic heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes mellitus
- Muscle wasting
- Lung cancer
- Anxiety disorder
- Erectile dysfunction
In those with severe disease, a feeling of always being tired is common. Fingernail clubbing is not specific to COPD and should prompt investigations for underlying lung cancer.
Exacerbation (तेज़ हो जाना)
An acute exacerbation of COPD is defined as increased shortness of breath, increased sputum production, a change in the color of the sputum from clear to green or yellow, or an increase in cough in someone with COPD. They may present with signs of:
- Increased work of breathing such as fast breathing
- Fast heart rate
- Active use of muscles in the neck
- Bluish tinge to the skin
- Confusion or combative behavior in very severe exacerbations
- Crackles may also be heard over the lungs on examination with a stethoscope
COPD Causes (सीओपीडी कारण)
The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke, with occupational exposure and pollution from indoor fires being significant causes in some countries. Typically, these must occur over several decades before symptoms develop. A person’s genetic makeup also affects the risk.
The primary risk factor for COPD globally is tobacco smoking. Of those who smoke, about 20% will get COPD, and of those who are lifelong smokers, about half will get COPD.
In the United States and the United Kingdom, of those with COPD, 80–95% are either current or previous smokers. The likelihood of developing COPD increases with total smoke exposure. Additionally, women are more susceptible to the harmful effects of smoke than men. In non-smokers, exposure to second-hand smoke is the cause in up to 20% of cases.
Other types of smoke, such as marijuana, cigar, and water-pipe smoke, also confer risk. Water-pipe smoke appears to be as harmful as smoking cigarettes. Problems from marijuana smoke may only be with heavy use. Women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the risk of COPD in their child. For the same amount of cigarette smoking, women have a higher risk of COPD than men.
Air pollution (वायु प्रदुषण)
Poorly ventilated cooking fires, often fueled by coal or biomass fuels such as wood and dung, lead to indoor air pollution and are one of the most common causes of COPD in developing countries. These fires are a method of cooking and heating for nearly 3 billion people, with their health effects being greater among women due to greater exposure. They are used as the main source of energy in 80% of homes in India, China and sub-Saharan Africa.
Occupational exposure (व्यावसायिक जोखिम)
Intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dust, chemicals, and fumes increase the risk of COPD in both smokers and nonsmokers.
A number of industries and sources have been implicated, including high levels of dust in coal mining, gold mining, and the cotton textile industry, occupations involving cadmium and isocyanates, and fumes from welding. Working in agriculture is also a risk.
In some professions, the risks have been estimated as equivalent to that of one-half to two packs of cigarettes smoking a day.
Genetics play a role in the development of COPD. It is more common among relatives of those with COPD who smoke than unrelated smokers. Currently, the only clearly inherited risk factor is alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (AAT).
A number of other factors are less closely linked to COPD. The risk is greater in those who are poor, although whether this is due to poverty itself or other risk factors associated with poverty, such as air pollution and malnutrition, is not clear. Tentative evidence indicates that those with asthma and airway hyperreactivity are at increased risk of COPD.
An acute exacerbation is commonly triggered by infection or environmental pollutants, or sometimes by other factors such as improper use of medications. Infections appear to be the cause of 50 to 75% of cases, with bacteria in 30%, viruses in 23%, and both in 25%.
Environmental pollutants include both poor indoor and outdoor air quality. Exposure to personal smoke and second-hand smoke increases the risk. Cold temperatures may also play a role, with exacerbations occurring more commonly in winter.
COPD Diagnosis (सीओपीडी निदान)
The diagnosis of COPD should be considered in anyone over the age of 35 to 40 who has shortness of breath, a chronic cough, sputum production, or frequent winter colds and a history of exposure to risk factors for the disease. Spirometry is then used to confirm the diagnosis. Screening those without symptoms is not recommended.
Spirometry measures the amount of airflow obstruction present and is generally carried out after the use of a bronchodilator, a medication to open up the airways.
The number of methods can determine how much COPD is affecting a given individual. The modified British Medical Research Council questionnaire or the COPD assessment test (CAT) are simple questionnaires that may be used to determine the severity of symptoms.
Scores on CAT range from 0–40 with the higher the score, the more severe the disease. Spirometry may help to determine the severity of airflow limitation. This is typically based on the FEV1 expressed as a percentage of the predicted “normal” for the person’s age, gender, height, and weight.
Other tests (अन्य परीक्षण)
A chest X-ray and complete blood count may be useful to exclude other conditions at the time of diagnosis. Characteristic signs on X-ray are overinflated lungs, a flattened diaphragm, increased retrosternal airspace, and bullae, while it can help exclude other lung diseases, such as:
- Pulmonary edema
COPD Prevention (सीओपीडी रोकथाम)
Most cases of COPD are potentially preventable through decreasing exposure to smoke and improving air quality. Annual influenza vaccinations in those with COPD reduce exacerbations, hospitalizations, and death. Pneumococcal vaccination may also be beneficial. Eating a diet high in beta-carotene may help but taking supplements does not seem to.
Smoking cessation (धूम्रपान बंद करना)
Keeping people from starting smoking is a key aspect of preventing COPD. The policies of governments, public health agencies, and anti-smoking organizations can reduce smoking rates by discouraging people from starting and encouraging people to stop smoking. Smoking bans in public areas and places of work are important measures to decrease exposure to secondhand smoke, and while many places have instituted bans, more are recommended.
Occupational health (व्यावसायिक स्वास्थ्य)
A number of measures have been taken to reduce the likelihood that workers in at-risk industries—such as coal mining, construction, and stonemasonry—will develop COPD. Examples of these measures include:
- Creation of public policy
- Education of workers and management about the risks
- Promoting smoking cessation
- Checking workers for early signs of COPD
- Use of respirators
- Dust control
Both indoor and outdoor air quality can be improved, which may prevent COPD or slow the worsening of an existing disease. This may be achieved by public policy efforts, cultural changes, and personal involvement.
COPD Management (सीओपीडी प्रबंधन)
No cure for COPD is known, but the symptoms are treatable and its progression can be delayed. The major goals of management are to reduce risk factors, manage stable COPD, prevent and treat acute exacerbations, and manage associated illnesses.
The only measures that have been shown to reduce mortality are smoking cessation and supplemental oxygen. Stopping smoking decreases the risk of death by 18%. Other recommendations include:
- Influenza vaccination once a year
- Pneumococcal vaccination once every five years
- Reduction in exposure to environmental air pollution
In those with advanced disease, palliative care may reduce symptoms, with morphine improving the feelings of shortness of breath. Noninvasive ventilation may be used to support breathing.
COPD Exercise (सीओपीडी व्यायाम)
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, disease management, and counseling, coordinated to benefit the individual. In those who have had a recent exacerbation, pulmonary rehabilitation appears to improve the overall quality of life and the ability to exercise. If pulmonary rehabilitation improves mortality rates or hospital readmission rates is unclear.
Being either underweight or overweight can affect the symptoms, degree of disability, and prognosis of COPD. People with COPD who are underweight can improve their breathing muscle strength by increasing their calorie intake. When combined with regular exercise or a pulmonary rehabilitation program, this can lead to improvements in COPD symptoms. Supplemental nutrition may be useful in those who are malnourished.
Inhaled bronchodilators are the primary medications used, and result in a small overall benefit. The two major types are β2 agonists and anticholinergics; both exist in long-acting and short-acting forms. They reduce shortness of breath, wheeze, and exercise limitation, resulting in an improved quality of life. It is unclear if they change the progression of the underlying disease.
Corticosteroids are usually used in inhaled form, but may also be used as tablets to treat and prevent acute exacerbations. While inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) have not shown benefit for people with mild COPD, they decrease acute exacerbations in those with either moderate or severe disease.
Other medication (अन्य दवा)
Long-term antibiotics, specifically those from the macrolide class such as erythromycin, reduce the frequency of exacerbations in those who have two or more a year. This practice may be cost-effective in some areas of the world.
For people with COPD, the use of cardioselective beta-blocker therapy does not appear to impair respiratory function. Cardioselective beta-blocker therapy should not be contraindicated for people with COPD.
Oxygen (प्राण वायु)
Supplemental oxygen is recommended in those with low oxygen levels at rest. In this group of people, it decreases the risk of heart failure and death if used 15 hours per day and may improve people’s ability to exercise.
In those with normal or mildly low oxygen levels, oxygen supplementation may improve shortness of breath when given during exercise, but may not improve breathlessness during normal daily activities or affect the quality of life.
For those with very severe disease, surgery is sometimes helpful and may include lung transplantation or lung volume reduction surgery, which involves removing the parts of the lung most damaged by emphysema, allowing the remaining, relatively good lung to expand and work better.
It seems to be particularly effective if emphysema predominantly involves the upper lobe, but the procedure increases the risks of early death and adverse events. Lung transplantation is sometimes performed for very severe COPD, particularly in younger individuals.
Acute exacerbations are typically treated by increasing the use of short-acting bronchodilators. This commonly includes a combination of a short-acting inhaled beta-agonist and anticholinergic. These medications can be given either via a metered-dose inhaler with a spacer or via a nebulizer, with both appearing to be equally effective.
Nebulization may be easier for those who are more unwell. Oxygen supplementation can be useful. Excessive oxygen; however, can result in increased CO2 levels and a decreased level of consciousness.
Corticosteroids by mouth improve the chance of recovery and decrease the overall duration of symptoms. They work equally well as intravenous steroids but appear to have fewer side effects.
Other animals (दूसरे जानवर)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may occur in a number of other animals and may be caused by exposure to tobacco smoke. Most cases of the disease, however, are relatively mild. In horses it is known as recurrent airway obstruction, can be quite severe, and most often is linked to an allergic reaction to a fungus contained in contaminated hay or straw. COPD is also commonly found in old dogs.
COPD & Free Siddha Energy Remedies (सीओपीडी और नि: शुल्क सिद्ध ऊर्जा उपचार)
1. Siddha preventive measures for COPD (सी ओ पी डी के लिए सिद्ध निवारक उपाय)
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with a COPD or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha energy remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision making power, intellectuality and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted toward the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding Siddha preventive measures, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog for COPD (सी ओ पी डी के लिए सिद्ध शक्तीदाता योग)
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to COPD with free Siddha energy remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation or may be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana for COPD (सी ओ पी डी के लिए सिद्ध कल्याण साधना)
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of COPD are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice in a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products (CCPE उत्पाद)
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for COPD as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the head, chest, liver, and naval for another 30 to 60 seconds, which finishes within almost 3 – 6 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the head, chest, liver, and naval for 3 – 6 minutes. You may need to have 5 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
5. A daily routine (एक दैनिक दिनचर्या)
In general, a daily routine may look like this:
- Carry out all medical checks as suggested above and follow the advice of your doctor
- Apply free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 30 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System (स्वामी हरदास लाइफ सिस्टम का प्रशिक्षण)
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about COPD, definition, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention, management, and medications. You also learned free Siddha energy remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence its right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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