COPD

COPD: What is it?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung condition. It gets worse over time, and a range of factors can affect how quickly it progresses. COPD can involve chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and irreversible, or refractory asthma. Some people with COPD have all three conditions. Keep reading to learn more about COPD, including its symptoms, […]

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Wet coughs: What to know

A wet cough is a type of cough that brings up fluid, such as phlegm. This is the opposite of a dry cough, which does not produce any fluid. In some cases, the type of cough a person has can help indicate its cause. This is because some underlying conditions produce mainly wet coughs, while […]

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11 supplements for COPD

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collective term for a group of chronic lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and emphysema. However, there are a number of supplements and remedies available that may help […]

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When should I use a humidifier vs. a vaporizer?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Humidifiers and vaporizers add water vapor to the air. They make the air moist and combat dryness, making them a useful home remedy for many conditions that can cause a dry nose, skin dryness, or congestion. […]

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Anoro (umeclidinium/vilanterol)

What is Anoro? Anoro is a brand-name prescription medication that’s approved to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. COPD is a group of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Anoro isn’t approved to treat asthma or to be used as a rescue medication. Anoro is a maintenance treatment. That means it’s meant […]

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Peak flow meters: A user’s guide

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What to know about inhaled steroids

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What to know about COPD and lung cancer

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Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis

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What to know about end-stage COPD

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