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  1. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Discusses causes and symptoms of COPD. Looks at chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two diseases that are usually a part of COPD. Covers quitting smoking. Includes treatment with bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. Offers home treatment tips.
  2. COPD
  3. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  4. Object Stuck in a Child's Airway
  5. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Information on uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Explains that UPPP is a procedure to remove excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider. Discusses effectiveness and risks.
  6. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  7. Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Discusses tracheostomy to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This surgery is done only for severe OSA. Explains that permanent opening in windpipe is created. Discusses possible complications, including lung infection, trouble talking, or scar tissue.
  8. Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Covers anticholinergic medicines to relax and enlarge airways in lungs with COPD. Lists generic and brand names such as ipratropium (Atrovent), tiotropium (Spiriva), and ipratropium and albuterol (Combivent). Includes how well they work and side effects.
  9. Methylxanthines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Covers methylxanthines for COPD. Looks at medicines that help relax airways, improve breathing, and help get mucus out of the lungs. Lists generic and brand names such as theophylline (Theo-24). Includes how well they work and side effects.
  10. Beta2-Agonists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Covers beta2-agonists for COPD. Looks at bronchodilator medicines to relax and enlarge airways in the lungs, making breathing easier. Lists generic and brand names such as albuterol (Proventil). Includes how well they work and side effects.
  11. Oxygen Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Covers oxygen treatment to increase oxygen flow to lungs and blood when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Explains that oxygen therapy may slow or prevent heart failure. Covers oxygen use during exercise, sleep, and travel.
  12. Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Covers medicines to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Includes inhaled corticosteroids delivered by metered-dose inhaler and sometimes dry powder inhalers. Covers why they are used, how well they work, and side effects.
  13. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  14. Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring
  15. COPD Action Plan
  16. COPD: Exercises for Easier Breathing Learn some exercises for your lungs to make it easier to breathe.
  17. COPD: Exercises for Building Strength Try a few gentle and safe exercises to build your strength.
  18. COPD: Clearing Your Lungs Learn three ways to get mucus out of your lungs so you can breathe easier.
  19. COPD: Taking Medicines After a Flare-Up Learn how taking COPD medicines correctly helps prevent flare-ups and trips to the hospital.
  20. COPD: Keeping Your Quality of Life Learn how you can stay as active and healthy as possible with COPD.
  21. COPD: You Can Still Be Active Commit to taking small steps to stay active with COPD.
  22. COPD: Eating Well for Strength and Energy Learn how good nutrition can give you energy and help you stay healthy.
  23. COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy Covers eating healthy foods when you have COPD. Looks at how shortness of breath may make eating harder and why it is important to eat regularly. Offers tips to make eating easier and help you get necessary nutrition.
  24. COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss Covers causes of weight and muscle loss when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Includes why weight loss is a concern with COPD and how to avoid it. Guides you through ways to add nutritious calories and protein to your diet.
  25. COPD: Using Exercise to Feel Better Covers ways to exercise and stay active with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Explains that exercise makes muscles and heart stronger and may improve shortness of breath. Includes warning to talk to your doctor before starting exercise.
  26. COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier
  27. COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers
  28. COPD: Clearing Your Lungs
  29. Sleep Apnea Focuses on obstructive sleep apnea. Discusses causes, including narrowed airways and obesity. Covers symptoms like snoring, gasping during sleep, and daytime sleepiness. Info on treatment with CPAP and oral or nasal breathing devices.
  30. Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
  31. COPD: Take This Chance to Quit Smoking Find motivation to quit by comparing what you tell yourself about smoking and what the facts are.
  32. COPD: Time to Decide About Smoking Learn how continuing to smoke will affect your COPD symptoms.
  33. COPD: Try a New Quit-Smoking Strategy Hear how one man with COPD finally quit after many years of smoking.
  34. Object Stuck in the Throat
  35. History and Physical Exam for COPD Asks about symptoms, smoking, and personal and family history of respiratory disease. Exam includes checking weight and height, and listening to heart and lungs. Includes checking fingers, legs, and feet for swelling. Explains risk factors.
  36. Sleep Apnea: What Is It? Learn what sleep apnea is and why it's important to treat it.
  37. Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study? Guides through decision to have sleep study to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Includes pros such as diagnosis that can lead to treatment. Also offers cons such as cost. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  38. COPD Flare-Ups
  39. Bullectomy for COPD
  40. COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
  41. COPD and Sex
  42. COPD: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  43. COPD: How to Use a Nebulizer Learn how to use a nebulizer correctly.
  44. Conserving Energy When You Have COPD or Other Chronic Conditions
  45. Avoiding COPD Triggers Learn how to avoid the things that make your COPD symptoms worse.
  46. COPD: What Happens to Your Lungs Learn how COPD affects your lungs and makes it hard to breathe.
  47. COPD: Help for Caregivers
  48. COPD's Effect on the Lungs
  49. Ventilation Options for COPD
  50. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up
  51. Sarah's Story: Dealing With the Emotions From COPD
  52. Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking
  53. Fran's Story: Finding Support When You Have COPD
  54. Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD
  55. Spirometry Tests for COPD
  56. Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler Covers using an inhaler to get needed medicine into lungs quickly. Describes dry powder inhalers, how they work, and why to use them. Includes pictures on how to use a dry powder inhaler.
  57. Nebulizer for COPD Treatment
  58. Sleep Apnea: How Treatment Can Improve Your Life Learn about the benefits of treating sleep apnea.
  59. Lung Function in COPD
  60. Swallowed or Inhaled Objects
  61. Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery for sleep apnea. Discusses problems like depression and high blood pressure associated with lack of treatment. Covers alternatives to surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  62. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home
  63. Sleep Apnea: Oral Devices
  64. Stages of Sleep Apnea
  65. Sleep Apnea: Using CPAP Learn how CPAP works and how to use a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea.
  66. Sleep Apnea: Having Trouble With CPAP? Learn ways to get past common problems with using CPAP.
  67. Sleep Apnea: Fiber-Optic Pharyngoscopy
  68. Sleep Apnea: Less Common Surgeries
  69. Sleep Apnea: How Is It Treated? Learn about treatment choices for sleep apnea.

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