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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 »
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 »
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 »
GERD Common in Patients with COPD (emphysema) by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 6:44pm The June 2007 issue of Chest reported more than half of the patients with advanced COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The overall presence of GERD was 57% in this small 42 patient study. Only 26% reported heartburn or acid indigestion. Most were not recieving acid blockers at the time of their ... 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 »
Tests & Diagnostics for COPD & Emphysema by Get Healthy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for COPD & Emphysema: Blood carbon dioxide level Blood oxygen level Chest X-ray Diffusing capacity lung test Forced vital capacity (FVC) lung test Lung function Nicotine Residual volume (RV) lung test Spirometer (lung function test) Total lung capacity (TLC) ... Read on »
Treatments for COPD & Emphysema by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat COPD & Emphysema: Allergy shots Avoid air pollution Avoid cigarette smoke Avoid colds and flus Avoid conditions that exacerbate symptoms Avoid dust Avoid excessive cold Avoid excessive heat Avoid flying in aeroplanes Avoid fumes Avoid very ... Read on »
COPD & Emphysema by Mamaflo Posted Fri 29 May 2009 10:48pm As many of you know, I was a smoker for 36 years and quit in September 2007 with the help of Chantix. Even though I quit, my breathing has gotten increasingly worse. A few months ago I went to see a Pulmonologist and he started me on a few more medications (some inhalers), and ordered lung scans and some blood work. Earlier this week I went ba ... Read on »
Deep Breathing Exerciser Spirometer for COPD/Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm Hudson TriFlo II Incentive Deep Breathing Exerciser Spirometer Hudson RCITriFlo II Incentive Deep Breathing Exerciser The TriFlo II Incentive Spirometer is ideal for developing, improving, and maintaining respiratory fitness. The TriFlo II Incentive Deep Breathing Exerciser has been scientifically constructed as ... Read on »