In Germany alone, approximately 6.8 million people suffer from COPD. One of the main causes of this disease is smoking, which particularly promotes the development of emphysema. As a result of the reduction of the elastic fibres in the lung tissue combined with an inflammatory narrowing of the small airways, the air escapes less and less when you breathe out: the lungs become over-inflated and healthy alveoli are destroyed. If this over-inflation of the lungs is very pronounced, it is often hardly possible for those affected to exert themselves without breathing difficulties.
The right diganostic
We use the following examinations to determine how far COPD or over-inflation of the lungs has progressed and which therapy is best for you:
- Lung function test
- Stress test (6-minute walking test or spiroergometry)
- Blood gas analysis
- Computer tomography of the lungs
- Lung Scintigraphy
- Bronchoscopy with airflow measurement
- Ultrasound examination of the heart
Tailor-made for you: Our range of treatments
Depending on the severity of the disease, several treatment methods are available. We will clarify which procedure is suitable for you in a detailed discussion based on your examination results.