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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes...
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COPD is a serious lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Most COPD is caused by smoking. When you have COPD, your airways...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to two long-term lung diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema -- that often occur together. COPD...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to two long-term lung diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema -- that often occur together...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is comprised primarily of two related diseases – chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In both diseases...
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The GOLD COPD staging system classifies people with COPD based on their degree of airflow limitation (obstruction). The airflow limitation is...
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The GOLD COPD criteria are an attempt by health experts to group people together based on the severity of their COPD. This process is called COPD...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) usually is first diagnosed on the basis of a medical history that discloses many of the symptoms of COPD...
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Treatment of COPD requires a careful and thorough evaluation by a physician. The most important aspect of treatment is avoiding tobacco smoke and...
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To diagnose COPD, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, do a physical exam, and conduct breathing tests. The most common...
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Smoking is responsible for 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the U.S. Although not all cigarette smokers will develop COPD, it...
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Pulmonary health experts have issued guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation programs to follow. These guidelines are based on the best available...
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If doctors cannot reliably distinguish between shortness of breath from CHF and COPD, both conditions are often treated together. Treatments for COPD...
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To diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, do a physical exam, and conduct...
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GOLD has issued guidelines to help doctors treat people with COPD. Some of the major GOLD COPD guidelines include: Doctors should suspect COPD in...