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What to Know About Mucolytics

What to Know About Mucolytics

Mucolytics are drugs sometimes used to help clear mucus from lungs affected by various respiratory conditions. Learn if they might be right for you. Mucolytics are a class of drugs used to help break up and thin mucus, making it easier to clear from...

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When to Consider Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen therapy is one type of treatment for moderate to severe COPD. Learn how O2 therapy improves breathing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease. When someone has COPD, breathing is difficult because the airways...

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What to Know About Applying for COPD Disability

COPD is considered a respiratory disability according to SSA listings. If you can't work because of COPD complications, here’s how to apply for a disability claim. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition that affects the...

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How to Find COPD Support Groups

Find support groups and connect with the more than 65 million people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an irreversible inflammatory disease of the lungs that makes it more difficult to...

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COPD Exercise How-to: Pursed Lip Breathing

Pursed lip breathing is a breathing exercise for people with respiratory issues, such as COPD, when they feel shortness of breath. Here’s how to do it For most people, breathing is a simple process they don’t need to think about. But for people...

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10 Steps to Better Indoor Air Quality

Even indoor air can be polluted, sometimes more so than outdoor air. Improving indoor air quality is especially important for people with COPD. You may be surprised to know that even indoor air can be polluted, sometimes more so than outdoor air....

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COPD Treatment

Learn about COPD treatment including medication, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehab, and surgery. Understand your options to take an active role in your care.

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Living With COPD

Life with COPD can be a challenge, but it can be easier if use strategies to cope with its effects. See ways to make each day as good as it can be.

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Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a type of COPD with ongoing inflammation of the airways. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and more for better care.

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Emphysema

Emphysema can be a daily challenge. Understanding its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment will allow you to take an active role in your care.

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Diagnosing COPD

A COPD diagnosis starts with a thorough history and physical and diagnostic tests, including spirometry and pulmonary function. Learn what else to expect.

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