The rally was conducted to draw the attention of the public about COPD and how to keep the working environment free of air pollution. In the rally, the doctors spread awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of keeping the environment clean in the city.
More than 10,000 patients suffering from COPD are treated per year at the GRH. tnn
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COPD Day on November 15th focuses on the theme of "Life - Act Earlier," emphasizing the importance of early attention to lung health. COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, causes breathing difficulties and is a significant global health issue. Air pollution is a major contributor to COPD development. While it is incurable, COPD can be managed with treatment. The severity of COPD affects life expectancy, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are common. Preventive measures, regular medication use, exercise, and pulmonary rehabilitation can support lung health.
Long-term exposure to factors like air pollution, vehicular pollution, smoking, and burning of waste materials can significantly increase the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over time. COPD is a prevalent lung disease in India that causes persistent airflow limitation and a decline in lung function. Symptoms include breathlessness, coughing, and increased susceptibility to respiratory infections. Prompt intervention and management, including medication, vaccinations, and rehabilitation programs, are crucial for improving the quality of life for COPD patients. Promoting awareness about the negative effects of firecracker pollution can help prevent COPD cases.
Food adulteration, driven by economic gain, is a widespread problem that poses health risks and financial losses. Factors contributing to this issue include the improper enforcement of food safety regulations and the complexity of supply networks. Collaboration between the government and the food industry is necessary to prevent adulteration. Adulterated food can have serious negative effects on health, such as the addition of synthetic colors to fruits and vegetables, dilution of milk with unhygienic water, and the inclusion of toxic adulterants in various food products. Government regulations, accurate labeling, and quality control inspections can help prevent adulteration, while consumer awareness and education are crucial in making informed choices and preventing the consumption of adulterated food.