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Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu
May 17, 2019
These alternative treatments for COPD may be able to help you manage your condition, while also decreasing the need for some medications.

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COPD Comorbidities

Are You at Risk for These COPD Comorbidities?

If you have COPD, you have elevated risks of developing COPD comorbidities, including anemia, GERD and congestive heart failure.
by Patricia Bratianu on April 30, 2019
COPD and Depression

The Link Between COPD and Depression

COPD and depression often coexist, with the stress of a diagnosis often acting as a trigger. Fight back against COPD-related depression with these tips.
by Eric Patterson and Yvonne Banks on April 16, 2019
Anemia and COPD

What Are the Risks of Anemia and COPD?

Anemia and COPD are linked due to several causes. Lets take a look at why people with COPD are often anemic and what you can do to prevent complications.
by Patricia Bratianu on April 9, 2019
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How to Prevent Acute Respiratory Failure Caused by COPD

COPD with acute respiratory failure is an emergency and should be taken seriously. Learn more about how to properly treat COPD to avoid respiratory failure.
by Ms. LaWana on February 28, 2019
COPD and Posture

Can Poor Posture With COPD Cause Shortness of Breath?

COPD and Posture: Did you know that poor posture can make it more difficult for you to breathe? Sitting up straight may help with your shortness of breath.
by Amy Manley on January 29, 2019
COPD and GERD

What You Need to Know About COPD and GERD

Experts disagree about the exact number of people who have both COPD and GERD, but it is estimated to appear between one in two and one in three people.
by Patricia Bratianu on November 20, 2018
COPD and Pneumonia

What Are the Risks of COPD and Pneumonia?

COPD and pneumonia often go hand-in-hand. When the lungs are not working at their optimal level, your risk of pneumonia is increased. 
by Angela Finlay on November 6, 2018
COPD and Alcohol

How Does Alcohol Affect COPD?

Do COPD and alcohol mix? We take a look at the effects of drinking on your lung health and if it's possible to safely drink with COPD.
by Angela Finlay on October 23, 2018
Complications of COPD

Six Possible Complications of COPD to Be Aware Of

COPD is a complex disease with a range of complications that vary from person to person. Here are six possible complications of COPD to be aware of.
by Russell Winwood on September 25, 2018
COPD and Pulmonary Edema

Everything You Need to Know About COPD and Pulmonary Edema

COPD has a laundry list of complications and one of these complications is pulmonary edema. Here's what you need to know about COPD and pulmonary edema.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 11, 2018