Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Starts in the Liver
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) can hurt the liver, especially in small children. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, who's at risk, and how to prevent it.
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
WebMD explains the diagnosis and treatment of emphysema.
AAT Deficiency: Should You Be Tested?
AAT deficiency is inherited and can lead to lung disease, especially if you smoke. If you there's a chance you have AAT deficiency, you may want to be tested.
COPD Exacerbation Symptoms: Wheezing, Coughing, and More
Get the facts from WebMD about the symptoms of a COPD exacerbation.
COPD Comorbid Conditions: Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, and More
WebMD discusses common conditions that can be present with COPD and can affect the patient''s prognosis. See the list of the most common comorbidities including heart disease and osteoporosis.
COPD and Weight Loss: Improving Your Appetite
WebMD gives tips for improving your appetite when you have COPD and are losing weight.
Choosing an Oxygen Therapy Supply Company
WebMD provides a list of questions to ask when choosing a company for your oxygen therapy supplies.
Oxygen Therapy Safety Tips: Preventing Fires and Other Accidents
WebMD gives safety tips for preventing accidents when using oxygen therapy.
Preventing Exacerbations in COPD: Staying Healthy Tips
WebMD gives tips for reducing the frequency of your COPD exacerbations.