COPD Symptom Tracker
WebMD’s COPD tracker provides your doctor with important information about your health and allows you to participate in your COPD treatment.
COPD and Heart Failure
WebMD explains the similarities and differences between COPD and heart failure and how the two conditions are treated together.
AAT Deficiency Starts in the Liver
If you have AAT deficiency, you may worry about liver disease. AAT deficiency can cause liver disease, most often in infants and small children.
AAT Deficiency: Should You Be Tested?
AAT deficiency is inherited and can lead to lung disease, especially if you smoke. If you there's a chance you have AAT deficiency, you may want to be tested.
What Causes COPD?
Smoking, dirty air in the workplace, and asthma can lead to COPD. Learn what causes this lung problem and how to protect your lungs.
Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds
Catching colds when you have a chronic lung disease like COPD or emphysema can lead to serious respiratory infections. Learn more from WebMD about preventing and treating colds.
GOLD Criteria for COPD
WebMD explains the GOLD criteria for classifying stages of COPD including what is involved in each stage.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD
If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.
Inhaled Relief: How COPD Devices Work
Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inhaled medications can reduce COPD symptoms. Get the facts about inhalers and nebulizers.
Emphysema: Stages and Prognosis
WebMD explains two staging systems that determine the severity of emphysema in a person, along with prognosis and possible life expectancy.