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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

smokers lung
Smoking is the biggest risk for COPD; up to 90 percent of COPD deaths are caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is the most important treatment for COPD. In the past decade COPD has killed more women than men. Non-smokers can get COPD; they are at risk if there is a family history or have a long history of exposure to dusts, chemicals, or pollutants. Although there is no cure for COPD, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
COPD is the most dangerous disease you’ve never heard of. According to a 2012 survey released by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute it’s the third leading cause of death. About 12 million Americans have COPD symptoms, but don't know they have the disease. COPD reflects two lung diseases — chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both diseases cause decreased airflow through the lungs; the two diseases, lumped together is COPD.
COPD is a preventable disease that trails only cancer and heart disease as a cause of death. If you or someone you know has COPD symptoms a simple breathing test can diagnose it. By Chris Iliades, MD and Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH

COPD Takes the Breath Away: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease takes one’s breath away and is a leading cause of death in the US. The July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter provides an overview of COPD:
Causes: COPD is usually attributed to exposure to tobacco smoke and airborne irritants over a long period of time. Most often, it occurs in long-term or former smokers. Symptoms: Persistent shortness of breath and chronic cough lasting more than three to six weeks may signal COP and wheezing, chest tightness and sputum or phlegm production. Symptoms usually progress more slowly in people who have stopped smoking and faster when smoking continues. Diagnosis: Pulmonary function tests are key in diagnosing COPD. Treatment: The first step in treatment is to stop exposure to lung irritants, including tobacco smoke. Doctors recommend treatments to minimize further damage called an exacerbation. Even with treatment, damage done to the lungs by COPD isn’t fully reversible.

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Garlic and Lemon both have a positive effect on emphysema. They each have hot and dry properties, can dissolve phlegm, and are anti-bacterial. They will also open up the airways of the lungs.About Cures for Emphysema |
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  1. I have COPD and the inhaler and meds my doctor gave me works very well thank you. i do not need herbs

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