The Health Sciences Congress, organized by the Universidad Abelta de América and the Universidad Christian del Plata, had a huge impact and Dr. Mario Groberman (Director of the Diploma in Clinical Nutrition) presented to the public for the first time the development of a specialized program for patients suffering from medical food
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
NUMED EPOC is the official name of the vanilla-flavored beverage, which has been authorized by the Santa Fe Food Safety Authority (ASSAL) and will soon be available in pharmacies and distributors across the country.
The doctor revealed: “We were finally able to present it to the society at the UAI Health Sciences Congress. NUMED EPOC is a medical food for specific purposes that complies with the Codex Alimentarius, and there are special provisions in the Codex Alimentarius.
Chapter 17, Article 1390bis, specifically for patients with COPD. “
Doctors warn that people with this disease must be careful about what they eat, as it is a chronic and irreversible disease that has a tendency to progress. “When you breathe normally, oxygen comes in, and when you expel air, you exhale carbon dioxide, which will be a waste product that we can get rid of through the lungs,” Groberman explained.
In this sense, he describes the presence of pathologies such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, and both are associated with the so-called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: “One greatly narrows the bronchi and creates obstruction, while the other causes exclusion Bad carbon dioxide. Both can lead to progressive respiratory failure, which in many cases can mean the patient’s death. Good nutrition can help because the respiratory muscles can work better.”
Groberman noted that both chronic bronchitis and emphysema cause the lungs to gradually enlarge, which is called dynamic lung hyperinflation. “It traps air but makes it difficult to expel it, and the chest cavity increases the size of the diaphragm (the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen) and tends to drop. Below is the stomach, which, like during pregnancy, has almost no The space grows or fills with food, creating a feeling of fullness,” he describes.
As a result of this condition, the person becomes malnourished and the capacity of the respiratory muscles decreases, making this process difficult.