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Norway: It is well known that the lungs of babies who open their eyes before pregnancy during nine months do not go through proper growth and they may have respiratory disorders. However, it is now known that by middle age, they can suffer from diseases like asthma and COPD.

In this regard, 2.6 million people in Finland and Norway have been surveyed and followed for many years. It has been found that there is a risk of chronic, obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma up to middle age (40 years). Whether it is COPD or asthma, the airways are severely affected and there is severe difficulty in breathing.

Babies delivered before 37 weeks are called preterm birth. And if the baby comes into this world before 28 weeks, then it is called very premature birth. Children born in this way have a three-fold increased risk of asthma and COPD compared to normal children.

However, children at 37 and 38 weeks of age may also be at a slight risk. According to Dr. Carrie Resnes of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and her colleagues, the damage to the lungs from premature birth lasts for a long time. Now even if disease, smoking and pollution etc. are eliminated in it, this danger remains clear in its place.

Scientists have taken data on millions of people born in Finland from 1987 to 1998, while men born in Norway from 1967 to 1999 have been data. During this time, 5% of children were born prematurely. Of these, 41,300 people who reached the age of 18 years had asthma and 2,700 people had COPD, which is an important number.

Experts believe that these figures cannot be ignored because they have statistical significance. Therefore, it is important that children born pre-term pay special attention to the respiratory and lung systems throughout their lives.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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