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Heart Disease vs Lung Disease: Can We All Get Along? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven are often used in those with heart disease but their antithesis, beta agonists, are used in common lung diseases.  But patients.../he will tell it's to support the function of the lungs.  This reminds of the late Rodney King's immortal quote...
A Novel Growth Factor and Anti-Apoptotic Agent for Promoting Lung Development and Treating Lung Disease by nih.gov proliferative and anti-apoptotic agent that can be used to promote lung development and treat lung disease... candidate for therapeutic use in the treatment of several lung diseases that involve tissue injury or...
What is “Rat LungWorm Disease”? Man Contracts the Disease in Hawaii–Rare But Almost Kills Him by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven after he contracted a paralyzing disease. Eric Reinert is 22 years old and learning to walk...
COPD – Gaining A Better Picture Of Lung Disease by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a respiratory disease commonly known as chronic... into the disease. Parraga is a scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories at Robarts and recently recruited...
Childrens Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD): One families story by Bob .. Patient Expert ordeal. The pectus, we were told, would have to wait; Julia had a very rare lung disease... also has GERD, or acid reflux disease. Doctors said they “think” the acid is being aspirated into her lungs...
Living Well with Lung Disease -- You Can Do This! by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Have you been told you have COPD, Emphysema, or another chronic lung disease such as Pulmonary... of information and support for people with COPD and other chronic lung diseases. Of course, we’re biased...
Broccoli may prevent lung disease by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine The latest research suggests that a substance present in broccoli may help prevent serious lung disease. Lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often caused...
Environmental lung diseases by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert   Environmental lung diseases are caused by harmful particles, mists, vapors, or gases that are inhaled, usually while people work. If the lung disease is due to inhaled particles, the term...
Oxygen as indicator of lung disease by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor disease called interstitial lung diseases the gas exchange surface is severely affected. In some cases... cells. Oxygen binds to iron in Hb at lungs where blood is exposed to oxygen. In the lungs, the thin...
Testing for Lung Disease: The Cost and Aftermath by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist What does it cost to test for lung disease? Charges for each of these tests vary... What gives? So, why aren’t lung diseases being given their due? This article by Maggie Fox, Health...

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Introduction to Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker, the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing is to quit smoking. It is definitely not easy, but you can do it, if you decide you want to.

Why is smoking bad for you?

Most people already know that smoking is bad for them. The list of health problems that it causes is quite remarkable for a government-regulated, legal product. Many smokers are focused on the fear of developing lung cancer. While it is true that the risk of death from lung cancer is 12 times greater that if you do not smoke, it turns out that your increased risk of dying from smoking is largely attributed to heart disease, because if you smoke, your risk of dying from heart disease is 6 times greater than the relatively high risk among non smokers.

Another major tragedy from smoking is the rate of chronic lung disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , or COPD). These chronic lung conditions rob sufferers of health and happiness, because they leave sufferers struggling to breathe, and prevent them from doing anything active (like taking a walk). Finally, there is a host of other problems that smokers face — from premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, to cold hands and feet caused by poor circulation, to depression, to a series of lesser known cancers that also can kill. Sadly, the rates of mouth, throat, laryngeal, and bladder cancers are all much higher in smokers than non smokers.