Under the slogan: "Don't be too early, it's never too late", on Wednesday, November 21, from 9am to 1pm, tents will be installed at Fabini Square, on the corner of July 18 and Río Negro, where pulmonologists and experts Licensed neumocardiologists will perform pulmonary spirometry in smokers and former smokers older than 40 years to diagnose their respiratory health.
Studies will measure your lung capacity and provide information for prevention and treatment.
Dr. María Victorina López, who will lead the activity with Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez, highlighted the importance of early diagnosis of this pathology, and emphasized the need for detailed characteristics of each patient, because they affect exponentially when analyzing the results.
"People who start treating at an early age achieve a better evolution of their lung capacity. The treatment that must be followed is a combination of healthier life, free of tobacco, and certain drugs that help relax bronchial smooth muscle and reduce obstruction. , "he said.
On the other hand, Chair of Pneumology of Maciel, has conducted a survey among patients with the aim of screening for risk factors for COPD.
According to the scores obtained, it is estimated that there is a suspicion of disease and the corresponding spirometry is indicated.
The same activity will be developed next week with patients from the Spanish Hospital.
In addition, this Tuesday, November 20, starting at 10:30, Professor Pablo Curbelo and Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez will offer exhibitions aimed at medical students, doctors, and health workers at the Chair's amphitheater in the hospital center. .
Dr. Monica Kierszenbaum, Chairperson of the Chair, emphasized the negative influence of smoking as a cause of the development of this disease.
"Smoking is a major risk factor for COPD. Not all smokers develop COPD, but if more than 90% of patients who experience COPD are smokers," he said.