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What Does It Mean To Have Decreased Lung Capacity?

Lung capacity can be drastically decreased by respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma. Learn more about the complications of having a reduced lung volume.

By Ask HealthCentral

Inhaled Asthma and COPD Meds Raise Lung Infection Risk

Inhaled steroids to treat asthma, COPD, or another breathing problem increase the risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections.

By Diane Domina

Non-smoking Asthmatics Have Emphysema Risk

Severe asthma can cause emphysema in people even if they have never smoked. Learn how these conditions affect the lungs, airways, and ultimately, the ability to breath.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Frequently Asked Questions About How Food Affects Your COPD

Ever wonder why you get tired when you eat? Or what to do when you feel really full after a meal, making it harder to breathe? Our experts weigh in.

By Jane Martin

What You Eat Can Impact Your COPD

Load up on these specific foods to support healthy lung function and ultimately optimize your pulmonary rehabilitation.

By Jane Martin

Keep COPD Triggers Out of the Bedroom

Remove these common COPD triggers from your bedroom to help you breath and sleep better.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

How Sen. Rand Paul’s Chest Trauma is Affecting His Lungs

How a simple blow to the chest can result in a serious diagnosis.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Living with COPD: Newsman Ted Koppel's Wife, Grace Shares

How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Are Inhaled Steroids Risky for COPD Patients?

COPD patients commonly use inhaled corticosteroids on a regular basis for maintenance of their condition. Here are the latest guidelines for their safe use.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

People with moderate to severe COPD may be at high risk of falling—especially during a flare.

By Deborah Kaplan