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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.

Inhalers on black background.

Everything You Need to Know About Inhalers

Asthma inhalers have changed significantly over time. Learn more about how inhalers, nebulizers, and mists can deliver specific medications to treat asthma.

Senior man blowing into a spirometer for a spirometry test.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About COPD

If you have COPD, you’re probably more satisfied with the quality of your health care when you have the chance to ask your doctor questions. This quiz could help you start that conversation during your next visit.

Steroid inhalers and aerochamber.

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.

Woman sleeping using noninvasive ventilation for COPD

Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD: A Promising Treatment

For hospitalized COPD patients who have breathing difficulties not severe enough for intubation, noninvasive ventilation helps, studies show.

Woman explaining how to use inhaler to senior.

Why Do COPD Inhalers Cost So Much?

Inhaler costs are a particular challenge for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How to Use An Inhaler Correctly

How to Use an Inhaler Correctly

Do you know how to use an inhaler correctly? Ineffective technique is a common problem, even among adults who have long-standing COPD or asthma.

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COPD Treatment: What Might Help

The goal of COPD treatment is not only to prolong life, but also to help maintain independence and alleviate discomfort. Here’s what to expect.

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6 Tips for COPD Sleep Success

One-third to one-half of all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have sleep disorders. If you’re one of them, here’s what you can do to get some much-needed rest.