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  1. Pulmonary Embolism - Medications

    Medications can help prevent repeated episodes of pulmonary embolism by preventing new blood clots from forming or preventing existing clots from getting larger.

  2. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - 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.

  3. Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

  4. Antibiotics for Pneumonia

    Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

  5. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - Topic Overview

    The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes an illness that usually resembles a moderate to severe cold and is very contagious. RSV most often resolves on its own and does not cause major health concerns.

  6. 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 .

  7. COPD and Sexual Activity - Topic Overview

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) does not necessarily reduce your desire for or your ability to have sex. Many people avoid having sex,however,because they are afraid of becoming short of breath. This can greatly add to feelings of guilt or low self-esteem as well as add to your stress level as you try to deal with a chronic disease. Decreased interest in sex is often attributed ...

  8. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - What Increases Your Risk

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infects almost all children by the age of 2, and reinfection throughout life is common. The first RSV infection is usually the most severe. The virus spreads easily and is extremely difficult to completely avoid.

  9. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Treatment Overview

    Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. Treatment for COPD focuses on:Slowing the progression of the disease by avoiding tobacco smoke and other environmental factors, such as air pollution.Reducing and controlling symptoms, such as shortness of breath.Increasing your activity level.Improving your overall health.Preventing and treating a COPD ...

  10. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

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