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Emphysema and Nutrition
Breathe easier with a balanced diet.

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Learn The Basics
What Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, damage to the lung's airways and air sacs, typically caused by smoking, makes it physically difficult to breathe in and out.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A list of the most frequently asked questions regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease And Heart Health
Lungs that don't work well stress the heart. As a result, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can develop heart failure.
Causes Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is almost always the result of cigarette smoking, but the environment and your genetic make-up may also contribute.
Chronic Bronchitis And Emphysema
Health care providers use the terms chronic bronchitis and emphysema to differentiate two basic forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they are really two sides of a coin and often coexist.
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Read more information about the basics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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Determining The Severity Of Your Symptoms
Knowing if you have mild, moderate or severe symptoms helps to focus the intensity of your treatment.
Symptoms Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are related to difficulty breathing, difficulty getting enough oxygen into the blood, and difficulty clearing extra mucus from the airways by coughing.
Diagnosis Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts with a history of your symptoms.

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Treatments For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Treatment may include smoking cessation, use of an inhaler. corticosteroid therapy, antibiotic therapy or oxygen therapy.

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Keep On Track
Tips For Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, learn what you can do to keep your symptoms at bay.

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