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COPD Symptoms: What They Mean

COPD Symptoms: What They Mean

Knowing the facts about lungs will help you understand why COPD—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—can be difficult to diagnose until it is quite advanced. The lungs, with more than 300 million alveoli, have an amazing capacity. Not all of these alveoli are used for the day-to-day work of normal breathing—the extra

Healthy Aging: Stop acting your age

Watching an artist paint, a dancer gracefully glide across the stage, or a singer belt out a happy tune is witnessing bliss personified. Children can find that joyful state of absorption rather easily: A single crayon on paper can do it. As adults, however, we often lose that sense of

COPD Diagnosis: What Can You Learn from Screening and Testing?

COPD Diagnosis: What Can You Learn from Screening and Testing?

In order to determine whether your lung problem symptoms are caused by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), your doctor will perform a physical examination, take a detailed medical history, ask about any history of smoking (or current smoking habit) and other lifestyle issues, and perform a COPD diagnosis.
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