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    1. Left Breathless?

      Feb. 23, 2001 -- Shortness of breath so extreme it's difficult to talk, or even get dressed in the morning without feeling exhausted -- that's what doctors call chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It's common among long-time smokers, a cause of lung damage called emphysema. In others, COPD

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    2. Less Lung Means More Comfort for Emphysema Patients

      Oct. 24, 2000 -- Emphysema causes a person's lungs to become stretched out and floppy, unable to bounce back after each breath. People with severe emphysema may need extra oxygen just to get through the day, and many are so short of breath they can barely walk across a room. Lung experts think that

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    3. Regular Marijuana Use Could Lead to Emphysema

      March 20, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Chronic marijuana smoking may lead to emphysema, a serious disorder in which areas of lung tissue are destroyed and replaced with cysts, according to a paper published in this month's issue of the journal Thorax. In the paper, Martin Johnson, MD, of the department of re

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    4. 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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    5. The Big Picture

      COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges and opportunities for better health.

    6. COPD and Your Diet

      Learn why -- and what you can do to stay healthier.

    7. 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.

    8. COPD Q and A

      answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about living with COPD, its symptoms, treatment, and causes.

    9. COPD Treatments: Improving Your Quality of Life

      Learn what you can do to feel better and improve your health.

    10. 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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