COPD especially affects small bronchi.
Phlegm formation increases in portions of bronchus from 3 mm to 8 mm due to obstruction as a result smoking and the phlegm solidifies and forms tampon.
Cells called as goblet cells responsible for phlegm formation in small bronchioles and smooth muscle of bronchus experience hypertrophy (expand), and mucus (phlegm) cumulating in the narrowed bronchial interspace obstructs bronchi mechanically.
In spite of medication, expectorants and physiotherapy,
Mechanical tampons formed by airways not only negatively affect the respiration capacity of patients and causes infections, but also prevents medication from reaching and affecting small airways.
Mechanical cleaning in respiratory tracts of patients with COPD and severe asthma allows for significant improvement in respiratory tracts, considerable betterment in dyspnea and recovery of phlegm character.
Even though the importance of efficient bronchus cleaning and its reducing effect on dyspnea are known, no convenient method has been found until today.
Thanks to the Karakoca Bronchus Desobstruction treatment technique we developed bronchial lumens can be opened, phlegm can be removed and bronchial lumen can be treated; therefore a great contribution is made to the solution for an important problem of patients with COPD and severe asthma.
This technique includes bronchoscopy into the windpipe and one by one cleaning of all of the obstructed bronchi by means of a special device.
Thanks to this method bronchi obstructed by COPD can be opened and patients regain the freedom of breathing.
Desobstruction treatments were primarily developed to cure lung cancer.
Pipes supposed to be filled with air are obstructed by tumor tissue in lung cancer, and phlegm or phlegm producing cells in patients with COPD and asthma. What is important is applying this desobstruction of bronchus technique in an efficient way.