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4. Treating COPD

Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first step is to

An Unexpected Alternative for Pain Relief

Starting in the late 1990s, opioid painkillers became a mainstay in health care. These drugs effectively treated pain, and the pharmaceutical companies that developed them assured doctors that they were safe to prescribe to patients. Patients trusted their physicians and, while many completed their course of treatment with no complications,

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is a crucial component of good physical and mental health. It helps with memory storage, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, regulating your metabolism, and many other functions. But many people overlook this important aspect of your well-being.

In recent years, awareness of sleep’s role in health has grown considerably. But

Tricyclic Antidepressants: Do They Work?

Tricyclic Antidepressants: Do They Work?

Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. “Tricyclic” refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants for diabetes, shingles,

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with 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 effects

To Increase Appetite, Go Back to the Basics: Family and Nutrition

To Increase Appetite, Go Back to the Basics: Family and Nutrition

The tools available to increase appetite in older adults are not set in stone. Adults battle myriad physical and mental issues that make eating a low priority. Not eating is dangerous, though, because a lack of needed nutrients hastens death. According to eatingdisorderhope.com, 78 percent of deaths from anorexia—a lack

4. Treating COPD

Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first step is to

Hypothyroidism Symptoms in Women

Hypothyroidism Symptoms in Women

Hormones are chemical messengers that are essential for many of the body`s functions. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in your neck is one of the key regulators of hormone function in the body and plays a crucial role in growth, metabolism, and mood. Having hypothyroidism—also known as a “low” or “underactive”

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