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LIVING WELL WITH COPD, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG DISEASE by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Prevent respiratory infections Any respiratory infection — even the common cold — can cause an acute exacerbation of COPD, so it is to your advantage to do whatever you can to avoid catching what's going around. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water can reduce your risk. Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizers can also help. As much a ... Read on »
Unopposed Cathepsin G, Neutrophil Elastase, and Proteinase 3 Cause Severe Lung Damage and Emphysema by Mark Pool, MD Posted Mon 21 Jul 2014 12:51am Interesting abstract from American Journal of Pathology showing evidence for involvement of neutrophils serine proteinases in pathogenesis of emphysema. Abstract Cigarette smoking is a major factor for the development of pulmonary emphysema because it induces abnormal inflammation and a protease-rich local milieu that causes c ... Read on »
Quit Smoking and Prevent Emphysema Now with Lung Detox by Sandy H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm Have you just decided to quit smoking again after hearing that the singer Amy Winehouse has just been diagnosed with emphysema? Cigarette smoking is the major cause of emphysema, a serious disease of the lungs. If you quit smoking now you can prevent many health problems associated with it including emphysema, lung cancer, high cholesterol, harde ... Read on »
Critical ingredient in smoking linked to emphysema by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am A critical ingredient and known contaminant found in cigarettes and other sources could be the main cause of emphysema, new research has suggested. Cadmium is a metal that the body finds difficult to expel, it can be found in cigarette smoke, sludge, crop fertiliser and other occupational sources. And high-level exposure isn't the only ri ... Read on »
Acne And Emphysema/COPD by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm Antibiotic Commonly Used to Treat Acne Helps Emphysema Lungs Researchers have found that doxycycline, an antibiotic commonly used to treat acne, can prevent tissue damage caused by emphysema. Doxycycline boosts the body’s ability to protect against damage in the lungs. Emphysema sufferers have unusually low levels of the protein VEGF, which h ... Read on »
ALTERNATIVE COPD~EMPHYSEMA TREATMENTS by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to categorize a number of lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. Living with lung disease is not easy, and there is no cure for COPD. However, there are affective ways to manage and improve COPD using alternative medicine. Acupressure /Acupuncture, Guided Im ... Read on »
Lessons in COPD, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 1 Comment Those of us with COPD, Emphysema, Asthma oftentimes must step outside the box to make ourselves better; to help ourselves and the quality of our lives. The following offers a lot of info on how to help ourselves fight the attack of the oxidants. We truly must fight to holdfast to our stability and to diligently seek ways to hopefully restore our lu ... Read on »
COPD/EMPHYSEMA: CONTROLLED COUGHING by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm CONTROLLED COUGHING COPD can cause your lungs to produce excess mucus, leading to frequent coughing. Not all coughs are effective in clearing excess mucus from the lungs. Explosive or uncontrolled coughing causes airways to collapse and spasm, trapping mucus. The effective, or controlled, cough comes from deep within the lungs and has j ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms of COPD & Emphysema by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of COPD & Emphysema: Blue lips Blue nails Blue skin Body aches Breathing difficulties Breathlessness Breathlessness after exertion Chronic cough Clear, colorless sputum Cor pulmonale Cyanosis Daily morning cough Difficulty sleeping Frequent coughing ... Read on »
Drugs for COPD & Emphysema by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat COPD & Emphysema: Advair Albuterol Ampicillin Antibiotics Asmanex Atropine Atrovent Azmacort Beclomethasone Bronchodilators Chantix Combivent Corticosteroids or steroids Cough suppressants Dexamethasone Digitalis (digoxin) ... Read on »