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                    Learn about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
                                                    If you have COPD, you know how scary it can be to feel short of breath. Whether you just found out
                                                    that you have COPD or you've been living with it for a while, you will find helpful information here.
                                                    Our topics will teach you about the disease and give you some tips on breathing easier.

                                                    Get the information you need in topics such as:


                                                        Quitting Smoking.

                                                                          Oxygen therapy: Using oxygen at home.

                                              COPD: Avoiding your triggers.

                                              Breathing problems: Using a metered-dose inhaler.

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                                             COPD: Learning to breathe easier.

                        Health Topics
                       Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing
                       Black Lung Disease
                       Bullectomy for COPD
                       Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD
                       Care at the End of Life
                       Comparing Nicotine Replacement M ethods
                       COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
                       COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
                       COPD and Sexual Activity
                       COPD: Handling a Flare-Up
                       COPD: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
                       COPD's Effect on the Lungs
                       Differences Between COPD and Asthma
                       Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity
                       Fran's Story: Finding Support When You Have COPD
                       Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
                       Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan?
                       Interactive Tool: How M uch Is Smoking Costing You?
                       Lung Function in COPD
                       Lung Infections and COPD
                       Lung Transplant for COPD
                       Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking
                       Nicotine Gum
                       Nicotine Inhaler
                       Nicotine Patches
                       Oxygen Delivery Systems
                       Oxygen Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       Pseudomonas Infection

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                       Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       Quit-Smoking Programs
                       Quitting Smoking
                       Quitting Smoking: How Family and Friends Can Help
                       Quitting Smoking: How Support Groups Can Help
                       Quitting Smoking: Temptations and Cravings
                       Quitting Smoking: Your Social Life
                       Risks of Smoking Cigars and Pipes
                       Sarah's Story: Dealing With the Emotions From COPD
                       Schizophrenia: Other Health Problems That M ay Occur
                       Smoking Fewer Cigarettes
                       Smoking Journal
                       Smoking Triggers
                       Smoking: Choosing a Good Time to Quit
                       Smoking: Health Risk for Family M embers
                       Smoking: Impotence and Fertility Problems
                       Spirometry Tests for COPD
                       Teen Smokers: Reasons to Quit
                       Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home
                       Travelling With Oxygen
                       Ventilation Options for COPD

                        Medical Tests
                       Chest X-Ray
                       Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Body
                       Home Lung Function Test
                       Lung Function Tests

                       Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       Beta2-Agonists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       Bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban) for quitting smoking
                       Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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                       Expectorants for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       M ethylxanthines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
                       Nicotine replacement therapy for quitting tobacco
                       Varenicline (Champix) for quitting smoking

                        Make a Wise Decision
                       Quitting smoking: Should I use medicine?

                        Take Action
                       Breathing Exercises: How to Use a M anual Incentive Spirometer
                       Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler
                       Breathing Problems: Using a M etered-Dose Inhaler
                       COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss
                       COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers
                       COPD: Clearing Your Lungs
                       COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy
                       COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier
                       COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better

                    Last Revised: January 28, 2012
                    Author: Healthwise Staff
                    Medical Review : Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine

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