Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
In 2001, a consensus of professionals in the treatment of chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) released the first version of the Global Initiative for Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (GOLD).
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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.
Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Lung capacity can be drastically decreased by respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma. Learn more about the complications of having a reduced lung volume.
Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.
In a phase II clinical trial, targeted lung denervation, a procedure used to open the airways, was shown to be safe and effective in people with COPD.
Did you know that asthma and COPD symptoms can overlap? Learn ways to reduce your risks of developing COPD if you already have asthma.
Inhaled steroids to treat asthma, COPD, or another breathing problem increase the risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections.