IKOMED Technology for Treatment of COPD
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is an obstructive lung disease characterised by long term poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. They typically worsen over time to the point that walking up stairs or carrying things become difficult.
Causes of COPD include mostly tobacco smoking with a number of other factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role in the developing world. As of 2013 COPD affects 329 million people or nearly 5% of the world population (!). There is no cure for COPD and treatments are targeted at alleviating symptoms by inhaled bronchodilators and steroids.
The Ikomed Solution
Ikomed is currently developing a novel, non-invasive treatment for COPD using RF radiation.
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