The Respiration Association and GlaxoSmithKline Company in Ho Chi Minh City promised to accompany with patients in fighting against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) when they launched a program in response to the World COPD Day.
The day is set up each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment for COPD.
CODP is a preventative disease. Its typical symptoms is block in respiratory shortness of breath, especially during physical activities; wheezing; Chest tightness; Having to clear your throat first thing in the morning, due to excess mucus in your lungs.
The main cause of COPD is tobacco smoking or people exposed to fumes from burning fuel.
On the World COPD Day, the association and GlaxoSmithKline in HCMC shared different aspects of the disease to the patients. The association experts said though the disease is untreatable yet preventative and early detection will help reducing serious development, risk of death and economic burden for long treatment.