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As a primary care practice, we are the first point of contact for your health. Whether acute symptoms, chronic illnesses, sick notes or preventive health care. If necessary, we refer you to specialists we trust. Sick notes, wound care or surgery preparation and follow-up - we take care of you from start to finish.

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Corona (COVID-19)

As general practitioners, we are here for you during this difficult time. We test, vaccinate and look after your long-term health in relation to Corona.

Important: Please let us know on the phone or when booking online if you are showing symptoms. In this case, we do not ask you to come directly to the practice - we will contact you after booking the appointment with further information.

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Treatment of chronic patients

As general practitioners, we see ourselves as long-term companions in dealing with chronic diseases. In combination with disease management programs (DMP), we will find the best therapy and solution approach for you.

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Precaution & check-ups

Prevention is the best medicine. We support you in avoiding the occurrence of future illnesses or in detecting and treating them as early as possible. This way you can assess where you stand in terms of health.

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You don't always have to be sick to see your doctor - quite the opposite! In addition to treating acute symptoms, we offer a wide range of additional services to ensure that you feel healthy and well in the long term.  

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Other symptoms

Not all complaints are directly attributable to an underlying disease. We follow a holistic medical approach and take care that we find the best solution for your health complaints together.

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Treatment of chronic patients

COPD

COPD

How Avi Medical helps you

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a permanent disease of the lungs. There are different treatments depending on the severity of the COPD. Our Avi Medical doctors can best define which one will help you with your COPD disease with a few tests.
Smoking is the main risk factor for COPD. Therefore, it is most important to stop smoking completely. Here too, our Avi Medical doctors can give you good support.

Throughout your COPD treatment, our doctors are your constant companions and always there for you.


What is COPD?

COPD is the abbreviation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking is the main risk factor for the development of this inflammatory lung disease. Other risks include occupational dust inhalation (e.g. in mining), general air pollution, frequent respiratory infections in childhood and certain rare childhood respiratory diseases.
To better understand how COPD affects the respiratory system, it is important to understand "normal" breathing: The lungs are built like an upside-down tree with the trachea as the trunk. From there, the air travels via two large main branches and many small branches, the bronchi, to the "leaves", the so-called alveoli. From there, the oxygen travels into the blood. This exchange only works in the alveoli. That is why it is so important that the air we breathe can flow unhindered to the alveoli.
COPD affects the lower airways because the bronchial tubes are constantly constricted. The alveoli are partially destroyed and overinflated like small balloons. This overinflation cannot be reversed.

What are possible symptoms?

In the beginning, the disease is often gradual. You may only complain of a daily cough, sometimes with sputum. The shortness of breath is sometimes only noticed during physical work. Only in the late stages of the disease can the feeling of breathlessness occur even at rest, e.g. during sleep.

Many patients have had these complaints for years, but do not take them seriously or suppress them. There is a risk that the disease remains undiagnosed, is not treated and continues to progress.
At Avi Medical, we want to prevent this and counteract it at the very first symptoms.

Treatment of COPD at Avi Medical

To diagnose COPD, we perform a lung function test to accurately measure your current lung and respiratory volume. Simply put, we measure the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled in one second (FEV1). The greater the constriction, the lower the volume exhaled.
The treatment of COPD involves medication and non-drug treatments that complement each other. The treatment you need depends on how severe your COPD is.
The most important thing is to avoid harmful substances, such as smoking or dust. This prevents further progression of COPD and reduces the risk of acute exacerbations.
Our doctors will be happy to discuss the medication options for COPD therapy with you in our consultation hours. There is the possibility of administering bronchodilators, which are defined as the basic medication for COPD. Bronchodilators dilate the airways (bronchi) and are usually administered as a spray. Cortisone preparations may also be given. They are usually used to prevent acute exacerbations (COPD attacks).
In severe cases, your Avi Medical doctor will discuss long-term oxygen therapy with you.

With the right inhalation therapy, our goal is to relieve the distressing symptoms such as cough, sputum and shortness of breath and to improve your quality of life.

In addition, it is important that you take care of your health. Physical activity, a balanced diet and learning breathing techniquesare just a few ways to manage your COPD.
No matter what therapy is best for you and your COPD, our Avi Medical doctors are always there to help you.

Regular measurement and monitoring of your COPD is a preventive measure to detect long-term changes. That's why it's important that you come to one of our Avi Medical practices for regular check-ups. Only then can we work together to manage your COPD and help you live a carefree, healthy life.

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