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COPD – Truly a Smoking Gun

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Tobacco companies spend over $9 billion a year advertising their products to the masses. There is no doubt that not only does smoking lead to disease and disability, but it also takes years off of your life. Did you know smokers are three times more likely to die prematurely than non-smokers? Even if you happen to be one of the […]

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How to Care for Someone with Emphysema

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Do you know someone that struggles with the symptoms of Emphysema? When they’re constantly coughing, wheezing, and experiencing shortness of breath, do you ever wish you could do something to help them out?  The symptoms of emphysema are slowly progressive and if not treated correctly could lead to further complications like loss of appetite, dramatic weight loss, poor sleep quality, […]

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Tips to Manage Chronic Bronchitis

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It can be difficult to determine whether you’re dealing with just a simple cough from a routine respiratory virus or if that cough is an early indication of a much bigger medical issue. Bronchitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs.  Over 10 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic […]

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Three Tips to Manage COPD-related Symptoms

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The diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, often comes with a stigma attached. While COPD is often caused by cigarette smoke, there are several other factors that can cause the condition. Air and occupational pollution is said to cause up to 20% of COPD diagnoses. A small number of COPD cases are said to be caused by a […]