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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

ILD: I believe you mean interstitial lung disease. This means that there is some sort of inflammatory process occurring within the tissue if the lung. ...Read more

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I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

COPD: First need to confirm diagnosis to exclude asthma. At your age seems more likely. Need to exclude Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency that could cause emphysema at a young age. This has specific treatment. In regards on what to do, STOP SMOKING if a smoker. Need to determine severity with pulmonary function tests and depending on severity, and symptoms, various treatment options are available. ...Read more

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Whats another name for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

COPD...: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

No: The only "cure" for COPD today is transplantation of the bad lungs with new lungs. No medication to date has been able to cure the disease. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, easy fatiguability, muscle weakness, chronic cough, repeated infections, lower extremity swelling, and so on. ...Read more

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What are good herbs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are good herbs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Hot chicken Soup: with lots of garlic, parsley, oregano , peppers and green onions help in bronchtis and COPD ...Read more

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What are some herbs to take for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are some herbs to take for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Herbs used: for cough and colds are Eucalyptus, echinacea, lemon and lime, oregano, garlic, ginger and chili in soup. ...Read more

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What are blue bloaters with regards to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are blue bloaters with regards to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Old terms (from EMS): The classic "blue bloater" was defined as someone w/mostly lung disease as source of resp problems (copd/emphysema/chr. Bronchitis). Poor oxygenation is chronic (="blue") & poor expiration/air trapping / barrell-shaped-chest (="bloating"). "pink puffers" (alt group), are due to heart failure and fluid buildup, usually w/pink sputum when cough. ...Read more

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What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease?

What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease?

Simple Terms : Here are some examples. Someone with emphysema should have an obstructive spirometry pattern meaning they have trouble getting the air out when the exhale. A person with lung scarring should have a restrictive spirometry pattern (meaning they have trouble filling their lungs and taking a breath in). ...Read more

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What is interstitial pulmonary disease?

What is interstitial pulmonary disease?

IPF ?: It's a disease characterized by thickening of the membrane of the lungs causing difficulty of the oxygen molecule from passing into the blood. Symptoms are usually related to shortness of breath and cough. Cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What diseases affect the lungs of a baby?

What diseases affect the lungs of a baby?

RDS is...: ...A common complication of prematurity, meconium aspiration is more common in term babies, pneumonia is an infection that is more dangerous in the newborn period, and diaphragmatic hernia causes lungs to be underdeveloped. Cystic fibrosis and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency are genetic causes of lung disease in newborns; and in "blue baby" conditions, lungs are fine but unable to oxygenate blood. ...Read more

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What is bronchospastic pulmonary disease?

What is bronchospastic pulmonary disease?

Broad category: Bronchospastic refers to the small muscles that wrap around the small to medium airways in the lungs. These tiny muscles can constrict when there is inflammation triggered like cold, exercise, smoke, viruses, allergies, etc. This is typically seen in asthma or copd. ...Read more

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