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    1. Home Lung Function Test

      A home lung function test uses a peak flow meter to monitor and evaluate any breathing problems you may have on a daily basis.

    2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms

      Learn the symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

    3. Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

    4. Pneumonia - Treatment Overview

      Read about the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

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

      Traveling while you are on oxygen therapy usually is possible if you plan ahead. Travel by plane: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved several models of portable oxygen concentrators that can be brought on an airplane. If you have a portable oxygen concentrator,make sure it is FAA-approved before you bring it on an airplane. You cannot take your own oxygen tanks on an ...

    6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - What Happens

      Learn how respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections unfold.

    7. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      What is black lung disease?Black lung disease is a common name for any lung disease developing from inhaling coal dust. This name comes from the fact that those with the disease have lungs that look black instead of pink. Medically, it is a type of pneumoconiosis called coal workers' pneumoconiosis. There are two forms: simple, which is known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP); and ...

    8. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Medications

      Medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to reduce shortness of breath, control any coughing and wheezing, and to prevent and reduce a rapid, sometimes sudden, and prolonged worsening of cough, amount of mucus, and/or shortness of breath (COPD exacerbation). Most people with COPD find that medications make breathing easier.Bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids are

    9. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis (say "sar-koy-DOH-sus") is a rare disease that creates tiny lumps of cells throughout the body. These lumps,called granulomas,are too small to see or feel. They can form anywhere on the inside or outside of the body and can cause permanent scar tissue. They often form in the lungs,lymph nodes,liver,skin,or eyes. Sarcoidosis may affect how an organ works. ...

    10. COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD gets worse over time, but you can take steps to breathe easier and feel better.

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