Emphysema: Diagnosis and Treatments
Find out from WebMD how emphysema is diagnosed and what treatments are available.
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.
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
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WebMD describes the signs and symptoms of the lung disease emphysema.
What Is Emphysema?
Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that can have a negative impact on breathing. WebMD explains what happens and what causes it.
10 FAQs About Living With COPD
WebMD provides answers to 10 common questions about COPD.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Overview
What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of long - term (chronic) lung diseases that makes it hard to breathe. In COPD, airflow through the airways leading to and within the lungs (bronchial tubes) is partially blocked, resulting in difficulty breathing. As the disease gets worse, breathing becomes more difficult, and it may become hard
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Living With COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be managed, although it cannot be cured at this time. Management includes quitting smoking if you smoke, taking steps to avoid shortness of breath, and staying active and eating well. Also, learning about COPD and support from your family and friends will help you cope with COPD.Quitting smoking is the most important step you can take to prevent or
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Surgery
Lung surgery is rarely used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Surgery is never the first treatment option and is only considered for people who have severe COPD that has not improved with other treatment.Surgery ChoicesLung volume reduction surgery removes a portion of one or both lungs, making room for the remaining lung tissue to work more efficiently. It is used only in ...