Magnitude of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in populations of Saudi Arabia can be attributed to high rate of smoking in the country. Moreover, almost 33 percent of smokers in the country smoke both, cigarettes and water-pipe. There is a common misconception among people that smoking water-pipes is harmless; while the fact is that smoking water-pipes are more damaging as plasma nicotine resulting from water-pipes is much more than it does from cigarettes. For this reason, awareness among the population about harmful effects of tobacco in all forms needs to be emphasized. Although treatment of COPD and lung cancer treatments are available in the country, it is the rising cost of healthcare which is of concern.
What is COPD?
COPD is a preventable and treatable lung disease which progressively limits airflow within the lungs. This is typically linked to abnormal inflammatory response of the organ which is caused due to noxious gases or air particles. COPD is now considered as a leading cause of death among populations the world over, although it develops only in 10 to 15 percent of the general population which indulges in smoking. However, smoking is still considered as one of the main risk factors for people developing COPD.
Relation between COPD and Lung Cancer
Both these diseases are closely related and occur as co-morbidities at a higher rate. These are both differing aspects of lung disease with the same underlying predispositions and treatment of lung cancer and COPD are quite common. Moreover, due to the close association, COPD is considered to be a key risk factor for lung cancer and increases chances of a person getting the disease. Both these diseases are major worldwide health concerns which are found to be caused due to smoking.
High-Quality Lung Cancer Treatment in India at Reasonable Costs
Lung cancer treatments in India are recognized as some of the best procedures in the world. Many oncology surgeons have in fact initially trained for decades in the developed Western countries before returning to India. They are adept in performing the most complicated operations for lung cancer treatment. Apart from this fact, lung cancer treatment is not just world-class quality in India, but also costs less than it does in other medical tourism destinations. It would therefore be sensible of overseas patients to undergo high quality treatment of lung cancer in India than in other places and save substantial amounts of money at the same time.
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