World Day Against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

World Day Against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

On November 20, 2023, at the Department of Therapy, under the leadership of department assistant Zarina Kenzhebekkyzy, together with first-year pulmonology residents and 4th-year students, a seminar was held for patients at the Regional State Phthisiopulmonology Center, dedicated to World Chronic Obstructive Disease Day lungs.
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is celebrated annually in November at the initiative of the World Health Organization. The purpose of the World Day is to raise public awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and measures to prevent it.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the world. Almost 90% of COPD deaths among people under 70 years of age occur in low- and middle-income countries. COPD is the seventh leading cause of ill health in the world (measured in disability-adjusted life years). In high-income countries, more than 70% of COPD cases are related to tobacco smoking. In LMICs, tobacco smoking is responsible for 30–40% of COPD cases, and indoor air pollution is a leading risk factor.
The main reasons for the development of COPD, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment according to Gold 2023, and prevention of this disease were explained to patients. The technique of using aerosol inhalers was demonstrated.
Students of group 4109 prepared a presentation on the topic “The Harm of Smoking,” since it is considered one of the main reasons leading to the onset of COPD.

Categories: Seminars