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COPD Basics

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic lung disease that is progressive and incurable. From emphysema to Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, chronic bronchitis to bronchiectasis, learn more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention COPD, including how to cope and quitting smoking.
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  3. COPD Exacerbation (8)
  4. COPD Image Galleries (4)
  5. FAQ (23)
  6. Using Your Inhaler (8)
  7. COPD Life Expectancy (4)
  8. Swine Flu and COPD (3)
  9. COPD User Answers (10)
  10. COPD Miscellaneous (7)
  11. COPD Medications (0)

Complete Guide to COPD
Find out all the facts about COPD, including definition, causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatment and prevention options.

Symptoms of COPD
Signs and symptoms of COPD can be debilitating. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of COPD.

Diagnosis of COPD
Learn about the many ways to diagnose COPD including labs tests, x-rays, pulmonary function tests, pulse oximetry and lung diffusion studies.

Treatment of COPD
From bronchodilators, steroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy to flu shots and quitting smoking, treatment for COPD can improve quality of life, reduce symptoms, prevent infection and COPD exacerbation.

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