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Here’s exactly how this chronic disease impacts your lungs, plus how doctors determine the severity to provide the best treatment possible.
If you're trying to kick the habit, you probably won’t find these smoking-cessation techniques in any guidebook, but according to the men and women who tried them, they work!
Catch your breath faster with these COPD-approved tips.
When simply breathing is difficult, meals can quickly become an afterthought. But having a healthy diet is critical for lung function. We've got a few simple strategies that can help you eat better and feel better, too.
Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.
Small changes in temperature and humidity can make a big difference in how you feel when you have COPD. Here’s what to look out for.
Wondering where to begin with a COPD diagnosis? We've got the answers to some of your most pressing concerns about the disease.
Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.
Is having a diagnosis of COPD and heart failure a predictor of earlier death? Find out the connection between these conditions.
Vitamin D supplements can cut the rate of potentially fatal inflammation of the airways by as much as 45 percent in people with COPD and vitamin D deficiency.
Our guide to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease explains everything you need to know about how COPD progresses, how it’s best treated, and most important, how you can keep doing the things you love to do.