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  1. Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Flu

    If you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis -- also referred to as COPD -- here are things you need to know about flu symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

  2. What Is Emphysema?

    Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that can negatively affect breathing. Learn what causes it and what happens.

  3. Emphysema Symptoms

    WebMD describes the signs and symptoms of the lung disease emphysema.

  4. Emphysema, Congenital Lobar

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Emphysema, Congenital Lobar is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alpha - 1 - Antitrypsin Deficiency is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. 10 FAQs About Living With COPD

    WebMD provides answers to 10 common questions about COPD.

  7. COPD and Heart Failure

    WebMD explains the similarities and differences between COPD and heart failure and how the two conditions are treated together.

  8. 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.

  9. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Topic Overview

    If you have COPD,your usual shortness of breath could suddenly get worse. You may start coughing more and have more mucus. This flare-up is called a COPD exacerbation or a COPD attack. A lung infection or air pollution could set off an attack. Or it may happen after a quick change in temperature or being around chemicals. You may not always know the cause. What are the warning signs? When ...

  10. Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to conserve energy?Cooking dinner, putting away laundry, or even just walking across your living room can be exhausting when you have COPD, heart failure, or another long-term (chronic) condition. You may feel at times as though you've lost your ability to live your life.Conserving, or saving, your energy means finding ways of doing daily activities with as little effort as possible. With some planning and tips, you can get tasks done more easily and enjoy your daily routine.How can you conserve energy in daily activities?Plan activitiesMake a list of what you have to do every day. Group the tasks by location, so you do all the chores you have in one part of your house around the same time.Go out for errands or do chores at the time of day when you have the most energy.Leave plenty of time to do tasks or get to events. That way you aren't rushed and breathless to get somewhere. Include rest periods in your day.Ask for help from family or friends for chores that are

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