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    1. 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

    2. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Is Testing Accurate?

      Although this blood test is highly reliable, no test is 100% accurate. This test cannot predict when-or whether-you will develop symptoms or how severe they will be. ...

    3. Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Medications

      Medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to reduce shortness of breath, control any coughing and wheezing, and to prevent and reduce a rapid, sometimes sudden, and prolonged worsening of cough, amount of mucus, and/or shortness of breath (COPD exacerbation). Most people with COPD find that medications make breathing easier.Bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids are

    5. COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD gets worse over time, but you can take steps to breathe easier and feel better.

    6. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) combines a number of different therapies to help reduce your symptoms, improve quality of life, and encourage your active participation in your treatment. It will not reverse the damage to your lungs already caused by COPD. Instead, it will help you improve your ability to carry out daily tasks, such as dressing, grocery ...

    7. COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better

      Key pointsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often makes it difficult to breathe, which in turn may limit how active you are and how much you exercise. However, it is important to remain active and exercise when you have COPD. Activity and exercise can:Build muscle strength. This will help you be more active-you will be able to do more activities for longer amounts of time.Reduce ...

    8. COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers

      You can do things at home to manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). By learning the triggers for COPD and avoiding them, you can help reduce flare-ups.

    9. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - What Is Genetic Counseling?

      Information from genetic testing can have a big impact on your life. Ask to have genetic counseling before making a decision about testing. Genetic counselors are trained to explain the test and its results, but you make the decision about whether to have the test. A genetic counselor can help you make well - informed decisions. Genetic counseling can help you and your family:Understand medical ..

    10. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - 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

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