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  1. COPD and Portable Oxygen Therapy

    COPD and Portable Oxygen TherapyUsing oxygen therapy does not have to make you housebound. Here are tips from WebMD about using portable oxygen therapy to get out and about.

  2. COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

    Here is a chart people with COPD as well as caretakers can use to ensure the best possible management of COPD.

  3. Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds

    Catching colds when you have a chronic lung disease like COPD or emphysema can lead to serious respiratory infections. Learn more from WebMD about preventing and treating colds.

  4. Pleural Effusion

    Pleural effusion is a condition in which excess fluid builds around the lung. Learn more from WebMD about different types of pleural effusions, and their symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  5. Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease

    WebMD explains the difference between obstructive and restrictive lung disease, as well as symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  6. GOLD Criteria for COPD

    WebMD explains the GOLD criteria for classifying stages of COPD including what is involved in each stage.

  7. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD

    If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.

  8. Inhaled Relief: How COPD Devices Work

    Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inhaled medications can reduce COPD symptoms. Get the facts about inhalers and nebulizers.

  9. Acute Bronchitis: Medical History - Topic Overview

    During a medical history for acute bronchitis,your doctor will ask the following questions: How long have you had the respiratory symptoms? Do you have any other symptoms,such as shortness of breath,chest pain,wheezing,fever,or other general body symptoms? Have you had other recent respiratory infections,such as a cold,the flu,or sinusitis ? Have you had recent contact with other ...

  10. Acute Bronchitis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about acute bronchitis:What is acute bronchitis?How can I tell whether I have pneumonia or bronchitis?Getting treatment:Should I take antibiotics for acute bronchitis?When might antibiotics be used for bronchitis?Taking care of yourself:What can I do to relieve a cough?When do I need to see a doctor?When does my child need to see a doctor?

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