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, Congenital Lobar
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
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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.
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.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD
If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.
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.
Spirometry Tests for COPD - Topic Overview
Spirometry is the best test to assess lung function. It often is used to evaluate a person who has a chronic cough and sputum ( mucus ) production and a history of risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),even if shortness of breath is not present. It is also used to determine whether a specific therapy has improved lung function or whether your lung disease is getting ...
Lung Function in COPD - Topic Overview
Lung function means how well your lungs work. When you have COPD,your lungs can't move as much air in and out as they should. And the more serious your COPD is,the less air your lungs are able to move. Spirometry tests are used to measure lung function. They measure how much air you breathe out when you take long,deep breaths and push the air out of your lungs. For people with COPD,the ...
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing - What Is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Alpha1 - antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein normally found in the lungs and the bloodstream. It helps protect the lungs from diseases such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People who do not make enough of this protein-this is called AAT deficiency-are more likely to have these lung diseases and will get them at a younger - than - normal age (30 to 40 years old). AAT defic