Watch Dr. Kailash Nath Gupta, Pulmonologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon talk about the different diseases he treats including T.B., asthma, COPD, fibrosis, lung cancer, and respiratory failures. He elaborates on the different lung surgeries done in his department.
What Is COPD?
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult due to obstruction of the airways. The airways are inflamed and thickened, and the lung tissue involved in exchange of oxygen may also be destroyed. The amount of air that reaches the lungs is less, causing less oxygen to be transferred to blood, which further means that the cells of the body receive less oxygen.
COPD is commonly referred to as a group of two lung diseases – emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Read more.