COPD

COPD

Newsbriefs: COPD Treatment; Intestinal Infection Treatment

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COPD Treatment Guidelines Revised.
The Global Initiative for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) released revised and updated recommendations for assessing COPD, therapies, nonpharmacologic therapies and COPD and common comorbidities, its third revision since 2001. Highlights of the report include recommendations to 1) separate spirometric values  … Read More

COPD Breakthrough May Lead to New Treatments, Prevention

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Smoking is the primary cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of death worldwide, but other contributors include long-term exposure to air pollution, dust, and certain chemicals. Another contributor is genetic factors, though these have not yet been isolated. COPD is not reversible, though its progression can  … Read More

Get COPD Diagnosed Early to Preserve Lung Function

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term for lung diseases that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Women are 37 percent more likely than men to have COPD, and it is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD is undiagnosed in many patients who have it, but  … Read More

Maintain a Healthy Weight to Help Prevent COPD

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Shrink your waistline–but not too much—and you’ll lower your risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a recent study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (July 7, 2014).
Previous research has linked excess belly fat and waist circumference to COPD progression. However, it was unknown whether they were leading contributors  … Read More

9. Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis (often called TB) is a contagious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Before effective treatment became available in the 1940s, TB was a dreaded disease that killed many people while sparing others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the early 1900s one out of  … Read More

8. Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or other infectious agents. The severity of pneumonia depends on several factors, including which germ is responsible and the strength of the immune system.
When the body’s immune system detects injury (from infection or other cause), it produces  … Read More

7. Influenza

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Influenza—commonly called “the flu”—is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It affects the lungs as well as the whole body. Most people recognize the symptoms—fever, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache. Sometimes the flu is confused with the common cold, but even though some of the symptoms  … Read More

6. Bronchiectasis

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Bronchiectasis is an uncommon chronic obstructive airway disease in which bronchi become damaged and collapse easily. The walls of the bronchi contain elastic and muscle fibers, which allow the bronchial tubes to expand and contract while maintaining their structure. In people with bronchiectasis, the elastic and muscular components in the  … Read More

5. Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. In the United States, about 19 million adults and seven million children have asthma.
People with asthma have inflammation in their airways. This inflammation causes episodes of coughing,  … Read More



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