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    1. 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.

    2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      When you visit your doctor for suspected pneumonia,he or she will check: Your heart rate. It may be faster if you have a fever or are dehydrated. Your temperature. You usually have fever in pneumonia. Your breathing. Fast,shallow breathing; difficulty breathing; and shortness of breath often are symptoms of pneumonia. Whether you have chest pain. Your oxygen level. Other symptoms,if ...

    3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Other Treatment

      Other treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes:Pulmonary rehabilitation, which employs a team of health professionals that monitors and treats the medical, physical, and emotional aspects of COPD. It generally combines exercise, breathing therapy, emotional support, nutritional guidance, and education. Pulmonary rehabilitation is required for those undergoing lung ...

    4. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms

      When a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection affects the nose and throat (upper respiratory system), symptoms are usually mild and resemble those of the common cold.

    5. Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Drug details for Anticholinergics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Cause

      Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blocked artery in the lungs. The most common cause of such a blockage is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the leg and travels to the lungs, where it becomes lodged in a smaller lung artery.

    7. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Exams and Tests

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can usually be diagnosed using a medical history and lung function tests, such as spirometry. Your doctor will also conduct a physical examination and may suggest a chest X - ray to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms, such as asthma. Some tests are done to rule out other diseases or conditions that may make COPD worse and its treatment more

    8. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?

    9. Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older - Medications

      Learn about medications for respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) infections.

    10. Breathing Exercises: Using a Manual Incentive Spirometer

      Breathing can be hard after you've had surgery,when you have pneumonia or a lung disease like COPD,or if you're on bed rest. You may find that you can only take small,shallow breaths. Breathing this way makes it harder to get air into your lungs and can cause fluid and mucus to build up in your lungs. This could cause a serious lung infection like pneumonia. Using an incentive spirometer ...

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