One of the most common conditions in the clinic of internal diseases is chronic diseases of the bronchopulmonary system. This is mainly a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Of course, patients with COPD require a careful approach to treating this disease. To enhance adhesion, patients need to be provided with statistics regarding the effectiveness of treating the disease. For example, they have to be told about great opportunities to slow the progression of conditions in the early stages with the help of nonpharmacological management.
To ensure successful therapy, the need to lead a healthy life has to be explained to patients. They should be offered to do physical exercises under medical supervision with a physical therapy instructor for one hour 3 times a week. To minimize adverse effects, patients should be recommended to perform breathing exercises on their own daily for 5-10 minutes and to walk in the fresh air for 30 minutes (Rehman et al., 2019). Patients with COPD should be provided with educational material about dosed individually selected physical activity. They should also be given booklets about the benefits of quitting smoking and the importance of following essential drug therapy. Patients who follow these recommendations note an improvement in general well-being, mood, and decreased intensity of side effects.
The primary motivation for nonpharmacological management of COPD for patients will be the results they will feel for themselves. These improve the function of external respiration and stabilization of oxygen saturation. Improvement of the state of the bronchopulmonary system and sufficient oxygen saturation of the blood reduces the direct and indirect effects on the cardiovascular system. Due to this, nonpharmacological management of COPD leads to a decrease in blood pressure without additional medications.
Rehman, A., Hassali, M. A., Abbas, A., Ali, I. A., Harun, S. N., Muneswarao, J., & Hussain, R. (2019). Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of COPD; limitations and prospects: A review of current literature. Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice, 28(8), 750-754.