COPD

Quit smoking

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

· · COPD
If you're battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and you're still a smoker, you've likely already heard this good advice: Give up cigarettes and you can improve life expectancy with COPD. Nicotine is an addictive substance that acts on regions of the brain that produce pleasurable effects, and it produces these … Read More
pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis Can Take Your Breath Away

· · COPD
Of the numerous diseases that can affect your lungs, pulmonary fibrosis could be one of the most perplexing. Although physicians can sometimes pinpoint a cause of the disease, in most cases no underlying culprit is ever identified. And, since the disease manifests differently from person to person, it can be … Read More
what does gold copd mean

What Does “GOLD COPD” Mean?

· · COPD
"GOLD COPD"—you may have read or heard the phrase in relation to lung diseases. But what does GOLD COPD mean? The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) is a program created to raise awareness of COPD signs and symptoms and to boost COPD life expectancy. It was launched … Read More
copd home remedies

COPD Home Remedies: How to Ease Symptoms

· · COPD
Giving up the habit of smoking is an essential step for preventing and treating COPD, and can help you avoid COPD complications—but it isn't easy. About 70 percent of adult smokers report that they want to stop completely, but very few succeed in permanently quitting on their first attempt. To … Read More
copd exacerbations

COPD Exacerbations: These Lung Condition Flare-Ups Can Be Serious

· · COPD
If you battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, you may already be aware of COPD exacerbations—sudden flare-ups of COPD signs and symptoms beyond normal day-to-day variations. Increased breathlessness along with wheezing, chest tightness, increased cough and sputum, change of the color of sputum, and fever are common features of COPD … Read More
copd diet

Is There Such a Thing as a COPD Diet?

· · COPD
You may not think that what you eat has anything to do with your risk of developing lung cancer or COPD. Diet, however, especially one that’s rich in fiber, may actually play a key role in preventing certain breathing diseases. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it includes … Read More
copd cure

Is There a COPD Cure? Here’s the Answer

· · COPD
It's a natural question for anyone who has been diagnosed with (or who knows someone dealing with) chronic pulmonary obstructive disease: "Is there a COPD cure?" There may not be a COPD cure, but treatment with COPD medications and other approaches can relieve symptoms, prevent the disease from getting worse, … Read More
what is emphysema

What Is Emphysema?

· · COPD
Emphysema is one contributing factor to COPD signs and symptoms, but it also has its own distinct place in the lung diseases list. What is emphysema? In order to properly answer the question, it helps to understand how our lungs work. For Starters: Lung Facts Inside the lungs, there is … Read More

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