Skip to content

    COPD Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to COPD

    1. 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.

    2. COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy

      Key pointsIf you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have little appetite or feel too tired to prepare and eat meals. However, eating regularly and eating healthy foods is important because food:Provides your body with the energy it needs to function, such as for breathing and digestion.Provides you with the energy you need for daily activities.Helps strengthen your body's .

    3. Methylxanthines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

    4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - When to Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and you:Have shortness of breath or wheezing that is rapidly getting worse.Are coughing more deeply or more frequently, especially if you notice an increase in mucus (sputum) or a change in the color of the mucus you cough up.Cough up blood.Have increased swelling in your legs or

    5. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Other Treatment

      Other treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes:Pulmonary rehabilitation, which employs a team of health professionals that monitors and treats the medical, physical, and emotional aspects of COPD. It generally combines exercise, breathing therapy, emotional support, nutritional guidance, and education. Pulmonary rehabilitation is required for those undergoing lung ...

    6. 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

    7. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - What Is AAT Deficiency Testing?

      A blood test can measure the amount of alpha1 - antitrypsin in your blood. You may have AAT deficiency if your levels are low or if the blood test is not able to find any AAT in your blood. If your AAT level is lower than normal, the blood sample can be tested to look for the type of alpha1 - antitrypsin. People who carry the changed gene may be more at risk for symptoms if they have a certain typ

    8. COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency - Topic Overview

      Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein normally found in the lungs and the bloodstream. It helps protect the lungs from the damage caused by inflammation that can lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People whose bodies do not produce enough of this protein (AAT deficiency) are more likely to develop emphysema and to do so at a younger-than-normal age (30 to 40 ...

    9. Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions - 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

    10. Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

    Displaying 51 - 60 of 81 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    man talking to his doctor
    Check your COPD risk.
    woman using inhaler
    What is the top cause of this condition?
     
    chest x-ray
    7 early warning signs.
    Senior couple stretching
    10 exercises for people With COPD.
     
    Bronchitis Overview
    Article
    Senior woman blowing dandelion
    ARTICLE
     
    Living With Copd
    VIDEO
    human lung graphic
    Article
     
    Energy Boosting Foods
    Slideshow
    red heart and ekg
    Article
     
    Living With Copd
    Article
    Senior couple stretching
    Slideshow
     

    WebMD Special Sections