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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease

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

  5. GOLD Criteria for COPD

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

  6. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. Acute Bronchitis - 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?

  10. Acute Bronchitis - Topic Overview

    What is bronchitis?Bronchitis means that the tubes that carry air to the lungs (the bronchial tubes) are inflamed and irritated. When this happens, the bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus. This makes you cough.There are two types of bronchitis:Acute bronchitis usually comes on quickly and gets better after 2 to 3 weeks. Chronic bronchitis keeps coming back and can last a long time, especially in people who smoke. Chronic bronchitis means that you have a cough with mucus most days of the month for 3 months of the year and for at least 2 years in a row.This topic focuses on acute bronchitis. Both children and adults can get acute bronchitis.Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems. But it can be more serious in older adults and children and in people with other health problems, especially lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. Complications can include pneumonia and repeated episodes of severe bronchitis.What causes acute bronchitis?Acute

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