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What can I do to prevent a chronic obstructive pulmonary emergency in winter?

by len king on Dec 26, 2022

I have had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for many years, but what should I do when I have a sore throat, dry throat and dry nose in winter?
When winter arrives, many people, including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, wake up in the morning with dry mouth, dry throat and sore throat, and even nasal bleeding, which is caused by the high heating temperature and dry air in the home. The human nose, throat, trachea and bronchus will warm, humidify and filter the inhaled air to ensure the normal movement of cilia in the mucous membrane of the nasopharynx, trachea and bronchus to expel phlegm, bacteria and foreign substances from the body to complete the "self-cleaning effect".
Is there any way to avoid exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in winter?
1. Keep warm and cold, open windows, and prevent respiratory tract infections.
2. Vaccination against influenza, pneumococcal vaccine, etc.
3. Balanced diet, intake of nutrients in the ratio of 50% carbohydrates, 35% fat, 15% protein.
4. Perform slow-paced aerobic exercise to help strengthen lung function.
5. Quit smoking. Smoking can lead to the onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and aggravate its symptoms.
Can using respiratory machines at home help improve the symptoms of slow obstructive pulmonary disease?
The purpose of using a ventilator is first, to improve the patient's hypoxia and the aggravation of carbon dioxide retention at night; second, to reduce the number of acute exacerbations and the number of hospitalizations per year.
Home use of a ventilator is a long-term thing, but it is also the condition that needs the help of a ventilator. If it is not used, then the usual hypoxia and carbon dioxide retention will not improve, and over time, multi-organ functional damage will occur. So it is helpful to use a ventilator at home to help control the condition, improve the patient's quality of life, and slow down the decline of lung function, if conditions allow.
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, long-term home oxygen therapy is one of the most important means of out-of-hospital treatment!
Long-term oxygen therapy can effectively relieve the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, correct hypoxemia, reduce complications, and improve the quality of life of patients. Patients with chronic airway disease have poor lung ventilation, decreased lung gas exchange function, and low oxygen saturation in the blood, producing chronic hypoxia, which in turn aggravates the primary disease, and long-term home oxygen therapy is very beneficial for these people.
In combination with doctors' recommendations, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease configure home ventilators to be used in conjunction with home oxygen generators. The bi-level non-invasive ventilator can provide patients with a higher inspiratory air pressure and a lower expiratory air pressure, and through this pressure difference help patients successfully complete gas exchange, expel carbon dioxide, avoid carbon dioxide retention, and prevent hypercapnia.
Even in the stable phase, adherence to the noninvasive ventilator can provide effective respiratory support, assist patients with ventilation, reduce respiratory muscle stress fatigue, and significantly improve patients' quality of life.

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