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I take meds and I'm on oxygen 24/7. I use a nebulizer in the morning and at night, but I mostly rely on my rescue inhaler. [read article]

Tests for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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Thoracic Gas Volume
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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Pulse Oximetry
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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CT Scan of Lung
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Spirometry for bronchospasm with prolonged evaluation
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Auscultation is the medical term for when your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to the sounds inside your body. During this simple test, the stethoscope acts as ...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Lung (or pulmonary) plethysmography is a test used to measure how much air you can hold in your lungs. Lung plethysmography helps healthcare providers assess patien...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) inhalation powder is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of as...  More
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THEOPHYLLINE (the OFF i lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the sympto...  More
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IPRATROPIUM (i pra TROE pee um) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to prevent bronc...  More
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PREDNISOLONE (pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions trea...  More
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TERBUTALINE (ter BYOO ta leen) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symp...  More
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ARFORMOTEROL (AR for MOE ter ol) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps keep open the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used t...  More
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SALMETEROL (sal ME te role) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used long ...  More
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ALBUTEROL (al BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prev...  More
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TIOTROPIUM (tee oh TRO pee um) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat COPD, in...  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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FORMOTEROL (for MOH te rol) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways in your lungs and to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used t...  More
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BECLOMETHASONE (be kloe METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never...  More
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METAPROTERENOL (met a proe TER e nole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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FLUNISOLIDE (floo NISS oh lide) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use ...  More
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FLUTICASONE; SALMETEROL (floo TIK a sone; sal ME te role) inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways in...  More
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LEVALBUTEROL (lev al BYOO ter ol) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and t...  More
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PIRBUTEROL (peer BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to p...  More
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BUDESONIDE (bue DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use ...  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. This medicine is used to reduce and control the symptoms of asthma. It does not provide instant relief and ...  More
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ALBUTEROL; IPRATROPIUM (al BYOO ter ole; i pra TROE pee um) has two bronchodilators. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe.This me...  More
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AZITHROMYCIN (az ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, ...  More
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roflumilast(Daliresp )
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Medical Procedures for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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Self Care for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Alternative Procedures for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Overview : Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on the relationship between musculoskeletal structure (primarily the spine) and body function ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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A lung transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased or failing lung with a healthy, donor lung. According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation N...  More
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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
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Herbs and Supplements for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease What's this?

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The name carotene was first coined in the early 19th Century by the scientist Wachenroder after he crystallized this compound from carrot roots. Beta-carotene is a ...  More
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English ivy ( Hedera helix ) is native to most of Europe and southwest Asia. Although it is often used as a landscaping groundcover in the United States, it is also...  More
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The thymus is a lobular gland located under the breastbone near the thyroid gland. It reaches its maximum size during early childhood and plays a large role in immu...  More
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Classified as an herb, bromelain is a sulfur-containing proteolytic digestive enzyme that is extracted from the stem and the fruit of the pineapple plant ( Ananas c...  More
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The term ginseng refers to several species of the genus Panax . For more than 2,000 years, the roots of this slow-growing plant have been valued in Chinese medicine...  More
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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