International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Electrolytes imbalance in acute exacerbation of COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases. The chronic airflow limitation that is characteristic of COPD is caused by a mixture of small airways disease (e.g., obstructive bronchiolitis) and parenchymal destruction (emphysema), the relative contributions of which vary from person to person. To study the electrolytes imbalance in Acute Exacerbation of COPD in patients and correlate the clinical features with laboratory readings is the main objective. The present study revealed that majority pt are female how has exposed to biomass fuel exposure 24 cases (64.9%) and in males who are exposed to biomass fuel exposure are cook by occupation and farmer by occupation 5 cases (7.9%). Cough, breathlessness and expectoration were the major symptoms of COPD at initial presentation. But cough was observed more in this study (98%) followed by breathlessness (80%), expectoration (72%) and chest pain (32%). So, these data will monitore routinely in those patients an attempt should be made to correct them at the earliest to avoid poor outcomes, faster recovery.
How to cite this article:
Syed Umer Ahmed, Rakhi Ludam, Banani Jena, RN Mania, Priyadarshini Behera, Sangita Jena, Sonali Parida, Siladitya Mohankudu, Pritam Chhotray, Amit Kiran Rath, Srinibas Sahoo. Electrolytes imbalance in acute exacerbation of COPD. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):12-14.