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    1. Health Tips for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

      José Rodriguez wasn't swayed when his grown son and daughter said, "Dad, maybe you shouldn't go on this trip." He had been waiting for this for too long. Rodriguez and his wife took a plane from Atlanta to Barcelona and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary aboard a ship on a Mediterranean cruis

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    2. COPD: Ways to Avoid Weight Loss

      Breathing is hard work if you have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Your inflamed lungs and partially blocked airways make it a struggle to get air in and out. That effort to breathe burns a lot of calories -- way more than someone with healthy lungs, says Albert Rizzo, MD, chief of p

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    3. Techniques to Help You Breathe Easier

      If you have COPD, you know that awful feeling when you just can’t catch your breath. It’s easy to panic, and that makes the situation worse. But there are methods that can help you control your breathing and train your body to feel less short of breath. It’s not as simple as breathing in and out tho

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    4. COPD: New Treatments on the Horizon

      New research may give doctors more tools to treat COPD, keep it from getting worse, or prevent it in people who are at risk, like smokers, says Albert Rizzo, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE. In addition to inhaled medicines that he

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    5. How to Recognize Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

      When Bob Campbell found out that he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) at age 55, he'd never heard of this inherited lung disease before. Most people haven't. But once he learned more, it made sense. "That diagnosis explained so much," he says. Campbell had emphysema by his late 20s. He ha

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    6. 10 Risky Jobs for Your Lungs

      Your lungs work hard. Most adults take more than 20,000 breaths a day. But just how well your lungs do their job may be affected by the job you do. Chemicals. Germs. Tobacco smoke and dirt. Fibers, dust, and even things you might not think are dangerous can damage your airway and threaten your lungs

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    7. Treatments for AAT Deficiency

      If you have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT deficiency), there's treatment that can help you can feel better, live longer, and breathe easier. There's only one specific treatment that actually targets COPD caused by AAT deficiency -- augmentation therapy. It's also called replacement therapy. It

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    8. Tips for Staying Healthy With AAT Deficiency

      Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: Even the name for this inherited lung problem can be hard to understand. You may have no symptoms, or you may feel short of breath often with AAT deficiency. But whatever your situation, you can take steps at home and at work to feel your best. Many people with AAT de

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    9. Supplements and Herbal Medicine for COPD

      Many people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) turn to dietary supplements and herbal medicine, as well as conventional Western medicine, to treat the lung disease. "The curiosity is definitely there," says Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Umur Hatipoglu, MD. "And there is pretty convin

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    10. COPD Prognosis

      If you’re one of the 12 million Americans diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you’re at a turning point. Though you're facing a life-threatening lung disease, knowing that you have it means you can start taking action. That puts you ahead of another 12 million Americans who

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