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COPD Education and Support

Details: The COPD Foundation’s Education and Support Team serves at the intersection of the patient, caregiver and health care provider communities. Our team’s dual mission is to promote positive and productive relationships between …

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COPD Foundation Educational Materials

Details: COPD Foundation Educational Materials Thank you for your interest in the COPD Foundation’s educational library. We have a variety of useful booklets, flyers, and tools to help you learn more about living and thriving with COPD – everything from the basics of lung conditions to specific topics such as exercise and exacerbations (flare-ups).

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COPD 101 COPD Foundation

Details: COPD 101. COPD 101 is an overview of key clinical concepts for COPD, including risk factors, epidemiology, screening and diagnostics, and treatment strategies. This presentation is the starting point for anyone new to COPD or seeking to improve overall care for their COPD population. Patient education materials, created specifically to assist

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COPD Treatment and Medications COPD Foundation

Details: Treatment and Medications for COPD. COPD can be treated. Some treatments can decrease breathlessness, increase your ability to do activities while others may reduce your risk of exacerbations (x-saa-cer-bay-shun) (flare-ups). These treatments can make it easier for you to breathe, feel better, do more and stay out of the emergency department

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Genetic COPD 101 COPD Foundation

Details: Genetic COPD 101. Genetic COPD 101 is an introduction to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. There is a particular focus on both when and how to screen potential patients to reduce diagnostic delay. Treatment options are also covered. The presentation’s patient education materials are designed to

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Breathing Techniques COPD Foundation

Details: Focus your breathing on your abdomen. As you breathe in, the hand on your abdomen should rise. As you breathe out, the hand on your abdomen should lower. Breathe in through the nose. Breathe out slowly through pursed lips. Practice this 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 10 minutes. Start by doing it while lying on your back.

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What is an Exacerbation or Flare Up COPD Foundation

Details: An exacerbation (x-saa-cer-bay-shun) is a flare-up or episode when your breathing gets worse than usual and may continue to get worse without extra treatment. With COPD you may have the same daily symptoms with the same activities for weeks or months. Then suddenly you may have a flare-up where the cough, shortness of breath, or mucus may

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Nebulization 101 COPD Foundation

Details: Nebulization 101 (full): This PPT version of Nebulization 101 is a complete slideshow, ready for immediate presentation. It can be viewed in common presentation viewer software such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Download Nebulization 101 Full >. < Return to The 101 Library. This page was reviewed on May 23, 2022 by the COPD Foundation.

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Oxygen Therapy COPD Foundation

Details: Oxygen Therapy Everybody needs oxygen. Every tissue and cell in the body needs a constant supply of oxygen to work as it should. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can damage your lungs making it hard for the lungs to get the oxygen from the air into the blood. In healthy lungs, as a breath is taken in, the oxygen is brought into the lungs and makes its way …

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Did you miss any educational events or offerings on World

Details: Christina H RRT 2 weeks ago. July has been an incredible month for bronchiectasis awareness and education. Through the Foundation’s efforts, we have made strides on a global scale to bring more recognition to this lung condition. We hope that World Bronchiectasis Day will inspire further research and build better treatments for bronchiectasis.

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Emphysema and covid

Details: I'm not vaxxed, got covid in January of this year. After I got over it, I had a lot of problems. Breathing was worse and the inhaler wasn't making it better. My oxygen was around 92-94. I had humming in my ears non stop. Coughed constantly. Heart palpitations. A constant back pain in the same spot (thought I had lung cancer).

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Donate to Harmonicas for Health COPD Foundation

Details: Your generous contribution helps us to expand access to this program, sharing the gift of music and the gift of breath! A $25 gift provides a Harmonicas for Health starter kit for 1 player. A $50 gift provides Harmonicas for Health starter kits for 2 players. A $100 gift provides a facilitated Harmonica for Health session for 5 players.

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How Does COPD Affect Breathing

Details: The main difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema is the location of this injury or damage in the lung. Chronic bronchitis affects the airways (breathing tubes), and emphysema affects the alveoli. In normal airways, you can see good expansion and contraction of the alveoli. The airways are large and clear. Air is flowing freely.

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Fun Friday Wacky Wordie Puzzle

Details: JeanO53 4 months ago. Friday Fun Puzzle. Some of these may be familiar Like #1 - Man Overboard. I Care. Report. Claudya Greig, Caroline West Virginia State Captain, Kristen Willard and 9 other people care about this. Add an Answer. Add an Answer.

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Will sub clinical (asymptomatic) emphysema progress to clinical …

Details: They ran a high resolution chest CT scan on me while I was there which came back with “mild centrilobular emphysema”. Because of that, my primary care doctor sent me for a full PFT. The tests came back “normal”. FVC 103 Pre % predicted, FEV1 97, FEV/RVC 94, DLCO 103. I quit smoking about 2 years ago after smoking for about 12 pack years.

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I've had severe side effects from COPD inhalers. What has been …

Details: I'm currently using Symbicort and just changed from Spiriva, to Tudorza and now to Seebri. So far the Seebri has had the least side effects, but it's only been a week. I was also using Salbutamol as a rescue inhaler, but develop a bad cough and suffer from severe leg cramps after using it. I am on the search for another rescue inhaler as well.

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Follow up tests on my weird symptom

Details: ABG that was done 1 hour after the PFT is consistent with my symptom: PH 7.37, PCO2 45.6, PO2 78, O2 Saturation 95 and Bicarbonate 26.7. Low O2 and high CO2, compensated respiratory acidosis. The ABG was tested during my symptomless hour, I guess the number would be worse if I was in SOB. My doctor said my symptom doesn't seem to be …

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OPEP (Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure) device/therapy

Details: Bill_NC 1 month ago. Just recently discovered the existence of such. Asked my GP about it and she was non-committal - said she only knew of them being used with people who were "on their way out". At this visit she finally referred me (after 3 years) to a pulmonologist whom I won't see until mid September - she said he could tell me more about it.

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August COPD360 Social Hour

Details: ¿Quieres más información? Llame al 866.731.COPD (2673) y presione 9 para hablar en español con un paciente o cuidador. O puede enviar un correo electrónico a: [email protected]

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