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The Beginners Guide to Emphysema

From copdstore.com

There are very few things in this world that change a person's lifestyle as drastically as a diagnosis of a chronic lung disease, everything from what you eat to how you live needs to be adjusted in order to live the highest quality of life with such a tasking disease.

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Share Your Story: April Norman

From copdstore.com

April Norman, a loving single mother and grandmother of 3 children and 2 grandsons, whose also the author of HOPE For COPD shares her personal story with COPD.

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New National Study Finds COPD Knowledge Severely Lacking, Impacts Quality of Life and Care

From lungdiseasenews.com

In a new national survey of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, researchers at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based Health Union discovered a surprising lack of awareness of risk factors and knowledge of diagnosis stage - results that demonstrate a severe impact on quality of life, employment, and ability to afford treatment.

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Living an Active Life With COPD

From everydayhealth.com

For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise is something they dread or even fear. A progressive lung disease that causes difficulty breathing, COPD can make simple physical activities like a short walk or climbing the stairs exhausting. But exercise can improve COPD patients' physical and emotional well-being…

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Lung Function Declines in COPD After Steroid Withdrawal

From medpagetoday.com

Patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experienced significant decreases in lung function for up to 5 years after discontinuing long-term inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment, a Dutch study found. These patients also experienced steady worsening in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and quality of life, according to investigators led…

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Lung-Function Decline Leading to COPD May Begin in Early Adulthood

From lungdiseasenews.com

It has been generally assumed that all people suffering COPD experience a faster decline of lung function, which is why so many large studies have focused on reducing this decline. Yet it is possible that a regular decline in FEV1 could also lead to COPD in individuals whose maximally achieved…

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Could MRI Improve Quality of Life for COPD Patients?

From healthline.com

Most patients think in terms of dollar signs and insurance coverage if their healthcare provider mentions an MRI. But for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a magnetic resonance imaging test could be a gift from medical heaven.

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