The Worst Places to Visit With COPD
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 2004, 64 million people worldwide have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and that number is growing. These numbers mean a huge impact on patients, doctors and society.
Common COPD Triggers
Exposure to certain lung irritants can make it difficult to breathe, and traveling with COPD can present breathing challenges. This can make you reluctant to travel with COPD.
Here are COPD triggers to consider when travelling to specific cities:
City air pollution can trigger COPD symptoms, and in particular, automobile exhaust. These small particles cannot be seen with the human eye, but when they get into the airways, they can cause inflammation.
Your COPD symptoms probably get worse when it’s humid or bitterly cold. While you cannot control the weather, you can control how often and when you leave your home during weather extremes.
Air conditioning during hot conditions can help you to manage symptoms and covering your face and breathing through your nose can help when you are out in cold weather.
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