Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prognosis

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COPD is a chronic, debilitating, progressive disease of the lower respiratory tract in the lungs. PrognostiCheck® illustrates where the patient is on the trajectory of the progression of COPD and shows the ‘Burden of the Illness’ the
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prognosis

  1. 1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Prognosis   www.ipgdx.com Better information sooner for better decisions
  2. 2. www.ipgdx.com COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not contagious. It is a major cause of death and illness throughout the world. In fact, it is the fourth leading cause of death - both in the United States and worldwide. (COPD) Prognosis
  3. 3. www.ipgdx.com COPD is a chronic, debilitating, progressive disease of the lower respiratory tract in the lungs. (COPD) Prognosis
  4. 4. www.ipgdx.com It is the persistent obstruction of the airways occurring with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both disorders. (COPD) Prognosis
  5. 5. www.ipgdx.com Difficulty with breathing that slowly gets worse over time is the hallmark of this disease. (COPD) Prognosis
  6. 6. www.ipgdx.com If you have COPD, you are more likely to have lung infections, which can be fatal. If the lungs are severely damaged, the heart may be affected as well. (COPD) Prognosis
  7. 7. Over time the condition worsens it can be treated only to improve the symptoms; but there is no cure. www.ipgdx.com (COPD) Prognosis
  8. 8. www.ipgdx.com COPD results from Emphysema and Chronic obstructive bronchitis. (COPD) Prognosis
  9. 9. www.ipgdx.com (COPD) Prognosis Symptoms of COPD include; <ul><li>Daily Morning Cough </li></ul><ul><li>Shortness of breath, especially with exertion, </li></ul><ul><li>an ongoing loose cough that produces large amount </li></ul><ul><li>of mucus </li></ul><ul><li>Wheezing and chest tightness </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.ipgdx.com Altered mental status, fatigue, confusion, anxiety, dizziness, and cyanosis (blue tinged coloring of the skin, especially around the mouth in the extremities, symptoms are related to a lack of oxygen in the blood). And as the disease advances; (COPD) Prognosis
  11. 11. www.ipgdx.com Causes of COPD <ul><li>Tobacco smoking is the most common and significant cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental exposure to severe and persistent </li></ul><ul><li>pollution </li></ul><ul><li>3. Occupational involving exposure to dusts or noxious gases. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). </li></ul><ul><li>5. Familial and hereditary factors may also predispose a person to COPD. A rare cause of COPD is a hereditary condition in which the body produces a markedly decreased amount of the protein alpha1-antitrypsin. </li></ul>(COPD) Prognosis
  12. 12. www.ipgdx.com The Course of COPD As there is no cure and the disease progressively worsens the patient is faced with continued debilitation. More-so as breathing is impacted anxiety results and activity is shunned from fear of difficulty breathing. Symptomatic relief and prevention of aggravating factors can benefit patients with COPD. (COPD) Prognosis
  13. 13. PrognostiCheck® illustrates where the patient is on the trajectory of the progression of COPD and shows the ‘Burden of the Illness’ the patient is experiencing. www.ipgdx.com COPD Prognosis Using PrognostiCheck® (COPD) Prognosis
  14. 14. For instance if the normal Scoring value for the patient is 7 and their value is 5 the loss of 2 is the burden of disease experienced by this patient. By learning these numbers the patient, family and physician can work to see how to improve the score or to stop the score from lowering as fast. www.ipgdx.com (COPD) Prognosis
  15. 15. The score can help to motivate the patient to comply with treatment and go the extra effort to be more active, exercise and improve their nutrition. www.ipgdx.com The scoring results provide an objective and accurate means to make controlled end-of-life decisions. (COPD) Prognosis
  16. 16. www.ipgdx.com The PrognostiCheck® ‘Biometric Scoring System for prognosis based upon a noninvasive diagnostic test that objectively, accurately and immediately illustrates how serious a disease condition is . (COPD) Prognosis
  17. 17. It provides clear illustration of the patient’s condition right now and over time as treatment ensues and disease progresses. www.ipgdx.com (COPD) Prognosis
  18. 18. www.ipgdx.com The system is based upon the discovery that the health of cell membranes reflects the overall health of the patient. (COPD) Prognosis It provides better information sooner to make superior healthcare decisions in any disease condition including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disorders, hepatitis and more.
  19. 19. www.ipgdx.com [email_address] By IPGDx, LLC [email_address] For more information or inquiries regarding direct investments, collaborative product development and partnerships please contact below. PrognostiCheck R

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