Category: COPD

    Understanding And Using COPD Rescue Inhalers

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma are the two most common types of lung diseases in this country. They are treated, in part, with COPD rescue inhalers, although also with a variety of other treatments. Meanwhile, a new study has found that the majority of people who have been prescribed COPD rescue inhalers do not really know how to use them. This has been published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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    Learning About Common Inhalers For COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not a single disease, but rather a category of several diseases, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that impede air from getting to the lungs. It is a progressive, chronic condition, which means that it gets worse over time. There are various causes of this illness, including smoking and long term exposure to airborne pollutants. The inhaler for COPD is the most common form of treatment, mainly because it is such an effective way of delivering the medication.

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    Understanding And Choosing COPD Inhalers

    COPD inhalers are vital to helping people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) live a normal life, alleviating not just their symptoms but also their overall distress. This is why they are so commonly used, and why there are now so many different models are available. Most of the time, inhalers contain corticosteroids or bronchodilators. Sometimes, they contain a combination of both. The most common brands are Advair, Combivent, Pulmicort, and Symbicort.

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    What Are The Signs Of COPD?

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive illness which makes it very difficult for the sufferer to breathe. Over time, the disease worsens, and may damage the lungs. Many individuals with advanced stages of COPD use oxygen treatments to keep their oxygen levels healthy.

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