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Inhaled steroids are often the best treatment for conditions that cause trouble breathing, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. This article provides an overview of inhaled steroids, including their types, side effects, dosages, and duration of action.
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COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here.
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Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both respiratory conditions that fall under the classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The symptoms may overlap. Learn more here.
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The symptoms of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include frequent lung infections, difficulty eating, and shortness of breath. Coping methods typically include palliative care and open discussions. Learn more here.
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Home nebulizers are an effective way to deliver medicine into the airways. Learn more about home nebulizer therapy here, including how to use the equipment.
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Many different types of breathing treatment are available, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antimicrobial drugs. Learn more about these and other treatments here.
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It is possible for people who don’t smoke to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may develop due to exposure to secondhand smoke, industrial fumes, or other toxins. Learn more about COPD in people who don’t smoke here.
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Pursed lip breathing is a breathing technique that can help people get more air into their lungs. This technique may be particularly beneficial for people with respiratory conditions, such as COPD. Learn more about the benefits of pursed lip breathing and how to do it here.
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A bullectomy is a type of surgery to remove enlarged air sacs called bullae from the lung. Learn more about the uses, procedure, and risks of a bullectomy here.
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Expiratory and inspiratory wheezing are sounds that the lungs make when a person breathes out or in. In this article, learn about the possible causes of wheezing and which type is more common.
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