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  1. Coughing Up Blood (Hemoptysis)

    WebMD explains the reasons you might be coughing up blood - and when to see a doctor.

  2. Interventional Pulmonology

    Learn more from WebMD about interventional pulmonology, including various procedures used to diagnose and treat lung disease.

  3. COPD Symptom Tracker

    WebMD’s COPD tracker provides your doctor with important information about your health and allows you to participate in your COPD treatment.

  4. COPD and Heart Failure

    WebMD explains the similarities and differences between COPD and heart failure and how the two conditions are treated together.

  5. Lung Transplant

    Learn more from WebMD about lung transplantation surgery, including who may need it, how it's done, survival rates, and more.

  6. Antibiotics for Acute Bronchitis

    Drug details for Antibiotics for acute bronchitis.

  7. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Topic Overview

    If you have COPD,your usual shortness of breath could suddenly get worse. You may start coughing more and have more mucus. This flare-up is called a COPD exacerbation or a COPD attack. A lung infection or air pollution could set off an attack. Or it may happen after a quick change in temperature or being around chemicals. You may not always know the cause. What are the warning signs? When ...

  8. Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to conserve energy?Cooking dinner, putting away laundry, or even just walking across your living room can be exhausting when you have COPD, heart failure, or another long-term (chronic) condition. You may feel at times as though you've lost your ability to live your life.Conserving, or saving, your energy means finding ways of doing daily activities with as little effort as possible. With some planning and tips, you can get tasks done more easily and enjoy your daily routine.How can you conserve energy in daily activities?Plan activitiesMake a list of what you have to do every day. Group the tasks by location, so you do all the chores you have in one part of your house around the same time.Go out for errands or do chores at the time of day when you have the most energy.Leave plenty of time to do tasks or get to events. That way you aren't rushed and breathless to get somewhere. Include rest periods in your day.Ask for help from family or friends for chores that are

  9. AAT Deficiency Starts in the Liver

    If you have AAT deficiency, you may worry about liver disease. AAT deficiency can cause liver disease, most often in infants and small children.

  10. AAT Deficiency: Should You Be Tested?

    AAT deficiency is inherited and can lead to lung disease, especially if you smoke. If you there's a chance you have AAT deficiency, you may want to be tested.

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