COPD

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COPD Signs and Symptoms: How to Find Help

· · COPD
Those at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may wonder, "Is COPD fatal?" While there is no cure, it’s important to keep in mind that when you're dealing with COPD signs and symptoms, various treatment approaches can help you avoid complications. Some strategies are as straightforward as getting immunized against … Read More
asthma

What Is Asthma and How Is It Treated?

· · COPD
Asthma is often thought of as a disease of childhood, but it can affect anyone at any age. In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reports that about 25 million Americans—including 7 million children—have asthma. It’s a condition in which the airways become inflamed and narrowed. Your airways … Read More
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Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

· · COPD
With a brutal cold and flu season fresh in our minds, there’s increased attention and awareness on preventing and treating pneumonia, which can affect both children and adults with immune systems already weakened by viral infection. People with chronic health conditions or those who have undergone recent surgeries or lengthy … Read More
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COPD Prognosis: What to Do When It Worsens

· · COPD
One of the lung problem symptoms people in the last stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may experience, according to the standard COPD GOLD classification, is a low level of oxygen in their blood. This condition is called hypoxemia, and can cause increased difficulty breathing, and further impair the ability … Read More
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What Does COPD Stand For?

· · COPD
When former First Lady Barbara Bush died at 92 on April 17, 2018, reports circulated that she suffered from COPD. But what exactly is the ailment, and what does COPD stand for? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a debilitating respiratory condition for which there isn't a cure. It results in … Read More
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GOLD COPD Guidelines for Lung Disease Treatment

· · COPD
One of the missions of GOLD COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) involves the stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Before diagnosis, a doctor may suspect COPD in anyone with a history of smoking or exposure to environmental irritants. Characteristic lung problem symptoms that accompany COPD include chronic … Read More
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Natural Asthma Remedies: Exercise Is Key

· · COPD
You might think that exercise is bad for asthma, but when done safely, it’s actually one of the more effective natural asthma remedies. Don’t let your symptoms hold you back from getting regular physical activity. Your asthma, as well as your overall health, will benefit tremendously if you exercise more. … Read More
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4 of the Best Asthma Home Remedies

· · COPD
When a person experiences an asthma attack, generally three things are happening at once. The airways grow inflamed, shrinking the space for air to travel; the bronchial muscles tighten, pushing the inflamed walls even closer together; and excess mucus is produced—taking up the precious little space. Conventional rescue inhalers (such … Read More
COPD ICD 9

COPD ICD 9: What It Means

· · COPD
You may not have heard of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but if you have COPD signs and symptoms, the ICD has heard of you—and it even has a series of code numbers for your diagnosis. Codes like "COPD ICD 9" are becoming more important as the use of … Read More

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