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COPD Prognosis: What to Do When It Worsens

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 … Read More

Pulmonary Fibrosis Can Take Your Breath Away

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

Managing COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation and long-term decline in lung function associated with increased inflammation in the airways.1

COPD results from genes interacting with environmental exposures. Cigarette smoking is the … Read More

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