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Copd

Copd

a progressive disease process that most commonly results from smoking. Copd is characterised by difficulty breathing, wheezing and a chronic cough.

treatment includes absolute avoidance from smoking, bronchodilators and oxygen for those with advanced disease. Complications include bronchitis, pneumonia and lung cancer.

See: emphysema.


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Re: what causes us to breathe

Healthy persons breathe because of the increase of CO2 levels-which is the stimulus. A person with COPD for example breathes when the O2 level gets too low, so it is important to monitor how much oxygen (if any) the person is on closely. Too much O2 can cause the drive to ...

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by gardengirl7787
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: what causes us to breathe
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The Fiber Disease

... and Greater Stuttgart Community Award for her work during Operation Desert Shield in preventing increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from the Kuwaiti burning oil fields during Desert Storm. Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1 Industrial Toxicologist/IH, Doctor of Integrative Medicine ...

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by Sabrina
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... and Greater Stuttgart Community Award for her work during Operation Desert Shield in preventing increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from the Kuwaiti burning oil fields during Desert Storm. Dr. Staninger will tell us what to look for, where it comes from and what makes this ...

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by Sabrina
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Alpha Anti-trypsin

... may not be tested for the deficiency (a simple blood test) if their doctors are not acquainted with the possibility. It is now suggested that all COPD patients be tested for the deficiency also. There is a lot of information available on the internet. The person who asked the original question ...

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by nancycropper
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:31 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpha Anti-trypsin
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possible treatments

... from tuberculosis and histoplasmosis, occurs in patients who usually have severe underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And I found this, maybe could help you ;) Sporotrichosis Treatment The skin infection is usually treated with potassium iodide (for example, ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:11 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: possible treatments
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