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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Cell transplantation of lung stem cells has beneficial impact for emphysema by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 10:02pm Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair When autologous (self-donated) lung-derived mensenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) were transplanted endoscopically into 13 adult female sheep modeled with emphysema, post-transplant evaluation showed evidence of tissue regeneration with increased blood perf ... Read on »
COPD~EMPHYSEMA VIDEO by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm The above link will take you to a short movie that is very informative about COPD and Emphysema and the treatments available. It also shows a smoker's lung before quitting and after quitting. Awesome photos! You will learn the different inhalers and steroids as well as hear a little bit 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 »
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 »