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.
Unplanned COPD Weight Loss Causes & How to Eat More Calories
WebMD discusses common causes of weight loss with COPD and gives tips for eating more calories.
Choosing an Oxygen Therapy Supply Company
WebMD provides a list of questions to ask when choosing a company for your oxygen therapy supplies.
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 Exacerbation Treatments and Medications
WebMD talks about medications and other treatments for COPD exacerbations, from albuterol to oxygen therapy.
COPD and Weight Loss: Improving Your Appetite
WebMD gives tips for improving your appetite when you have COPD and are losing weight.
COPD Treatments Plans: Working With Your Doctor
WebMD shows how to plan with your doctor to get the best out of your COPD treatment plan.