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Breath of Fresh Air: Recognizing Early Signs of Emphysema for Optimal Care

Posted by Ana Elizabeth on Jun 5, 2023 11:48:16 AM



Introduction to the Early Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema 

Emphysema is a chronic lung condition that falls under the broader umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is characterized by the progressive damage and enlargement of the air sacs in the lungs, leading to difficulty in breathing.

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Topics: Emphysema, Disease Management, wellness

Protection Against the Flu for COPD Patients

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Oct 17, 2017 11:35:50 PM

Yes it’s that time of year where everywhere you turn someone is nagging you to get a flu shot. We know you’re probably sick of hearing it but it’s imperative that you get one, especially if you have a serious pulmonary or respiratory ailment. It’s well known that one of the biggest contributors to lung function decline is repeated episodes of exacerbation. Flu and other respiratory infections can spiral into a hospital visit very easily. Prevention is always the best medicine and will go a long way in preventing COPD acceleration.

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Topics: COPD Exacerbations, wellness

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