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  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. When a Cold Becomes Bronchitis

    What should you do when a cold turns into bronchitis, also called a chest cold? Find out when you can treat it at home and when you need to see your doctor.

  5. Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. Get the facts about sarcoidosis from WebMD.

  6. How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work

    WebMD explains how your lungs and respiratory system work by taking in air, removing oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide.

  7. Breathing Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments

    WebMD discusses some common causes of breathing problems, including allergies and asthma. Learn more about breathing problems and how they're diagnosed and treated.

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

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

  9. Bronchoscopy

    Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope.

  10. 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.

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