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  1. LAM Lung Disease (Lymphangioleiomyomatosis)

    LAM is a progressive lung disease that tends to strike women of childbearing age. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

  2. Walking Pneumonia

    WebMD explains what walking pneumonia is, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent catching this infectious type of pneumonia.

  3. ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

    WebMD examines ARDS, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, and describes its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  4. Pneumonia: Reducing Your Risk

    Surgery increases your risk of pneumonia. Learn more from WebMD about lowering your risk of pneumonia following surgery.

  5. Phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) Inhibitors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    roflumilastDalirespRoflumilast is a pill you take every day to prevent COPD exacerbations.

  6. Sarah's Story: Dealing With the Emotions From COPD - Sarah's story

    More good days. It’s possible to have them,even with COPD,says Sarah,who found out 3 years ago that she had the disease. COPD sneaked up on Sarah. She began coughing more often,and the coughing lasted longer. Every day it got a little bit harder to breathe. One day she found she couldn't walk up the basement stairs without having to stop and catch her breath. And then she began coughing ...

  7. Lung Infections and COPD - Topic Overview

    When you have COPD,it’s easier for you to get lung infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. If you are still smoking,the risk may be even higher. COPD causes your airways to get narrower. That makes it harder for your lungs to clear out mucus. And that mucus makes an inviting home for the germs that cause lung infections. These infections also cause more shortness of breath and coughing ...

  8. COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy

    Key pointsIf you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have little appetite or feel too tired to prepare and eat meals. However, eating regularly and eating healthy foods is important because food:Provides your body with the energy it needs to function, such as for breathing and digestion.Provides you with the energy you need for daily activities.Helps strengthen your body's .

  9. COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a long-term illness that makes it hard to breathe, but learning to clear your lungs may help you save energy and oxygen, and help prevent lung infections.

  10. COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers

    You can do things at home to manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). By learning the triggers for COPD and avoiding them, you can help reduce flare-ups.

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