COPD, or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, includes three kinds of lung conditions - chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive asthma. The main difficulty with all of them is breathlessness. Although COPD is not curable, people can live steadily with proper treatment.
If you or anyone of your family members suffers from COPD, find expert care from Dr. Abhishek Bali, the best lung specialist in Siliguri. He is proficient in treating acute and chronic respiratory conditions with therapeutic and less-invasive procedures. With an experience of 10+ years, your doctor successfully treated many patients suffering from mild and severe respiratory problems.
Lung specialists consider certain stages to detectthe seriousness of your condition based on:
Understanding of the stages helps your lung specialists to better match patients with the right course of treatment. The stages of COPD are of four types, including:
You might have shortness of breath while walking fast or climbing a slight hill; no other symptoms.
You might have to stop to catch your breath every few minutes while walking on level ground.
You might have severe breathing issues while doing something as simple as dressing/undressing.
You might have lung collapse or heart failure; you or feel it hard to catch your breath even during resting.
Being a renowned lung specialist in Siliguri, Dr. Abhishek Bali offers a multidisciplinary approach including bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory medications, supplemental oxygen, and pulmonary rehabilitation to treat various COPD issues and manage its symptoms.
Although medical care cannot completely heal these lung conditions, many patients have been living healthy life with timely treatment. If you have further doubts or queries about COPD free to ask Dr. Abhishek Bali, MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine), Consultant- Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, at +91 98008 22187.
There are 4 stages of COPD:
MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine)
Consultant- Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine