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 ...
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.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD
If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.
GOLD Criteria for COPD
WebMD explains the GOLD criteria for classifying stages of COPD including what is involved in each stage.
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.
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.
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.