Lung Surgery Helps, but Doesn't Cure Emphysema
Nov. 3, 1999 (Chicago) -- It may sound odd, but cutting out the diseased portions of the lungs in patients with severe emphysema actually helps them. A new study shows that patients with end-stage emphysema report that they feel better for several years after they undergo lung volume reduction surge
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Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs): How to Use One When You Have COPD
People who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or certain other lung conditions often take their medications using devices called a metered dose inhaler (MDI) or a dry powder inhaler (DPI).
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Learn why -- and what you can do to stay healthier.
COPD Treatments: Improving Your Quality of Life
Learn what you can do to feel better and improve your health.
COPD and Exercise: Breathing and Exercise Programs for COPD
If you have trouble breathing, exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing. But exercises for COPD can help your breathing.
COPD Q and A
answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about living with COPD, its symptoms, treatment, and causes.
The Big Picture
COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges and opportunities for better health.