Tag: COPD

Lung cancer symptoms

Lung cancer symptoms

As with many cancers, the survival rate for patients with lung cancer is greatly improved when the disease is caught in its earliest stages – however around 50% of those receiving a lung cancer diagnosis are found to have an advanced stage of the disease and have only a 10% chance of surviving for five [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Bronchitis symptoms

Bronchitis symptoms

In the human respiration system there are tubes called bronchial tubes. When these become irritated they produce excessive amounts of mucous and this in turn creates the cough that is commonly associated with the illness bronchitis. The cough is the most common symptom that the illness produces, and although there are two different types of [...]

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Treatment and Prevention of COPD Exacerbation

Treatment and Prevention of COPD Exacerbation

The definition of COPD exacerbation is when the usual path of the disease such as cough, sputum, dyspnea worsen and changes can occur. If there is a change in the COPD symptoms it may that be a change of medication is required. The main causes of COPD exacerbation are air pollution and infection of the [...]

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Pursed Lip Breathing

Pursed Lip Breathing

Pursed lip breathing is a simple technique that promotes slow and effective breathing, and helps control shortness of breath associated with asthma, COPD, exercise, acute exacerbations and increased physical activity or exercise. Purpose Pursed lip breathing can help release the trapped air in the lungs and improve the ventilation of the respiratory tract. The process [...]

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Asthmatic Bronchitis

Asthmatic Bronchitis

COPD is a general term used for any condition which affects our ability to breathe. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – asthma and bronchitis both fall under its parameters. If you suffer with bronchitis or asthma then you will have experienced the debilitating effect these conditions can have on your body and lifestyle as [...]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Is Pneumonia Contagious?

If a person has pneumonia some germs can spread to other people. These germs may cause a mild infection. But the big question remains. Is pneumonia contagious? These germs don’t actually cause pneumonia. Normally symptoms of a cold or other mild infection appear. The answer to the question is pneumonia contagious is unclear. Pneumonia is [...]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, is a chronic, progressive disease encompassing both emphysema and chronic bronchitis that lead to severe airflow obstruction. Emphysema causes irreversible lung damage by weakening and breaking the air sacs (the alveoli) within the lungs. As a result, elasticity of the [...]

August 5, 2011 More