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  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Pulmonary tuberculosis is a lung infection caused by a bacteria. Learn more about the definition of pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • 13 Dietary Tips for Better Breathing With COPD Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    If you have COPD, breathing can be increasingly difficult. Check out these 13 dietary tips for better breathing with COPD.
  • COPD in the Never-Smoker Created: Monday, November 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    The statistics surrounding COPD in the never-smoker are startling. Learn more about COPD and the never-smoker.
  • 10 Things To Stop Doing If You Have COPD Created: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Living with COPD is often difficult, especially when your symptoms worsen. Learn 10 things you should stop doing if you are living with COPD.
  • Why Did the FDA Issue a Warning Statement About the COPD Medication Spiriva? Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    At one time, the FDA issued a warning that Spiriva may have some pretty serious health risks. However, the latest update from the FDA states that this information is unsupported. To follow is the i...
  • Pain and COPD Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Pain is a significant problem in people who have COPD, but, is often under-recognized. Find out more about pain and COPD." itemprop="description">>
  • 12 Energy Conservation Techniques Created: Friday, September 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Energy conservation techniques are important to learn, especially if you have COPD, a lung disease that zaps your energy. Learn tips for conserving energy with COPD." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...
  • Living With COPD Created: Friday, April 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Living with COPD can be challenging. Learn more about living with chronic lung disease, including tips on safety, breathing, diet, and more." itemprop="description" Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Pneumonia is a lung infection which can occur in patients who have COPD. The risk of acquiring bacterial pneumonia is relatively high, because people with COPD have weakened immune systems. Learn m...
  • How To Perform Diaphragmatic Breathing With Pursed Lips Created: Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique that helps to strengthen both the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles that help it move. This means more air will move in and out of the lungs witho...
  • COPD Diet Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    People who have COPD are often malnourished, so following a COPD diet can help provide the energy they need to breathe better and to perform regular activities of dailiy living. Learn more about th...
  • Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Diseases Created: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    When comparing the differences between obstructive versus restrictive lung diseases, spirometry plays an important, diagnostic role. Learn more about how doctors determine which is which.
  • Facts About Oxygen Therapy Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    There are many benefits to oxygen therapy, especially if you have COPD or other chronic diseases. Learn the benefits of supplemental oxygen and why oxygen safety tips are important.
  • End Stage COPD Created: Friday, May 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    End stage COPD is a real term and a real problem. Learn more about what treatment options are available to you in end stage COPD.
  • 5 Signs and Symptoms of a Lung Infection Created: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    A lung infection can be serious for patients who have COPD. Learn what signs and symptoms of lung infection should alert you to call your doctor.
  • Anti-Inflammation Diet and COPD Created: Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    The anti-inflammation diet is an eating plan for life that may help people with COPD feel better. Learn more about the anti-inflammatory diet and COPD." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
  • Diaphragm Created: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    The diaphragm is one of the major muscles of respiration. Learn more about the definition of diaphragm.
  • Respiratory Stimulants Created: Monday, June 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A respiratory stimulant is used to help increase the urge to breathe, causing an increase in respiratory rate and tidal volume.
  • Oxy-View Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Oxy-View is a revolutionary new product which has been developed to help be more comfortable and discreet when wearing their oxygen cannula. Read this full review of Oxy-View to understand how the ...
  • What Is Malnutrition? Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Malnutrition is a common complication of COPD. Learn what causes malnutrition in COPD patients and how prevention of malnutrition is essential.
  • COPD and Sleep Apnea Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    COPD and sleep apnea often coexist within an individual. Learn more about COPD and sleep apnea." itemprop="description"> Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    The effects of pollution, both indoor and outdoor, are hazardous to the lungs and thought to increase the risk for COPD. Learn more about the effects of pollution on COPD." Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    A test used to determine how much air is present in your lungs when you take a deep breath and after you exhale. It aids in the diagnosis of lung disease.
  • Expiratory Reserve Volume Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    If you have breathing difficulties, your doctor may run several tests to get measurements that can help determine the severity of your condition. One of those measurements is expiratory reserve vol...
  • What is Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy? Created: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Transtracheal oxygen therapy is an alternative to using a nasal cannula for delivery of oxygen of up to 6 liters per minutes. Find out more about transtracheal oxygen therapy.
  • What is Bronchoconstriction? Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Bronchoconstriction is a term used often in asthma and COPD. Learn the definition of bronchoconstriction.
  • Vibration Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Vibration is an airway clearance technique that is applied during postural drainage to help COPD patients clear mucus from the airways. Learn how to perform vibration.
  • Bullectomy Created: Monday, March 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    A type of lung surgery that sometimes helps COPD patients breathe better. It removes bullae, which are thin-walled, air-filled spaces in the lungs.
  • Differential Diagnosis of COPD Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    A differential diagnosis of COPD is made by your doctor when he is trying to figure out what is wrong with you. Learn more about how doctors come up with differential diagnoses."
  • Treatment for Very Severe COPD Created: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Very severe COPD is classified as Stage IV, or end stage COPD. Learn more about recommended treatment guidelines for very severe, Stage IV COPD.
  • Postural Drainage Created: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Postural drainage is an airway clearance technique that takes advantage of gravity to help clear the airways. There are many different positions used in postural drainage. Learn the definition of p...
  • How Can I Follow a Low Sodium Diet? Created: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Following a low sodium diet has many health benefits, including reducing the risk of high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. Learn tips on how to follow a low sodium diet and reduce your sa...

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