Living With COPD: How Philips Helped Me Breathe Easy Again
COPD or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as chronic bronchitis, happens when irritants, pollutants, cigarette smoke or biomass fuel enters your lungs and irritates them, and over a period of time as smoke accumulates inside your lungs, it damages the airways.
In India, over 5.5 crore people live their lives struggling to breathe as they battle progressive lung diseases.
While COPD can affect many aspects of life, now there are tools available that can help reduce its impact and make life easy.
One such tool is the range of Philips Respironics devices acting as ray of hope for COPD patients. It has also changed the life of Ajay Agarwal.
Ajay is 65 years old and was diagnosed with COPD more than twenty years ago. Initially he faced a lot of difficulties and had to make major lifestyle changes to live with COPD. But life became easy after he discovered Philips SimplyGo Mini.
Today, he is travelling the world with these aids and living life on his terms.
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FIT is running a month-long campaign to increase awareness around chronic lung diseases. If you have any questions on COPD, write in to us at FIT@thequint.com. We’ll get our experts to answer your queries for you. For more information on COPD, call 1800 208 2882.
(This article has been published in association with Philips Respironics as part of our #BreatheFIT campaign)