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Nutrition and COPD American Lung Association

WebThere are health complications that can result from being underweight or overweight. A well-nourished body is better able to handle infections. When people with …

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters American Lung …

(8 days ago) WebAs the trusted champion for lung health, the American Lung Association is focused on slowing the spread and defeating COVID-19. To protect the overall …

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Lung Cancer Causes & Risk Factors American Lung …

(4 days ago) WebSmoking. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. It causes about 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Tobacco smoke contains many chemicals that are …

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Lung Function Tests American Lung Association

(7 days ago) WebLung function tests (also called pulmonary function tests) include a variety of tests that check how well the lungs work. The most basic test is spirometry. This test …

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Lung Capacity and Aging American Lung Association

(Just Now) WebForced vital capacity: the maximum amount of air you can forcibly exhale from your lungs after fully inhaling. It is about 80 percent of total capacity, or 4.8 liters, …

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Benefits of Quitting Smoking American Lung Association

(9 days ago) WebSource: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. …

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Oxygen Therapy American Lung Association

(2 days ago) WebOxygen is a gas that is vital to human life. It is one of the gases that is found in the air we breathe. If you have a chronic lung disease, you may need additional …

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Vaccines that Protect Against Respiratory Disease

(9 days ago) WebFor best protection, it’s important to stay up to date on the following vaccinations: Influenza – to protect against season flu each year. Tdap – to protect …

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Living Near Highways and Air Pollution American Lung …

(3 days ago) WebIn January 2010, the Health Effects Institute published a major review of the evidence put together by a panel of expert scientists. The panel looked at over 700 …

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Pneumonia Treatment and Recovery American Lung Association

(4 days ago) WebDrink warm beverages, take steamy baths and use a humidifier to help open your airways and ease your breathing. Contact your doctor right away if your breathing …

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MAC Lung Disease American Lung Association

(8 days ago) WebMAC infection is a serious condition that can cause damage to the lungs. MAC infection is not contagious. Common signs and symptoms of MAC lung disease include fatigue, …

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Finding COPD Support American Lung Association

(2 days ago) WebFinding COPD Support. An important part of living with COPD is finding the right support, both for you and your caregivers. You are not alone, and it is okay to ask …

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COP Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

(3 days ago) WebIf the disease progresses (gets worse) you can have shortness of breath even at rest. In rare cases, patients may have chest pain, joint pain, night sweats or …

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Nitrogen Dioxide American Lung Association

(1 days ago) WebNitrogen dioxide, or NO 2, is a gaseous air pollutant composed of nitrogen and oxygen and is one of a group of related gases called nitrogen oxides, or NOx. NO 2 …

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Using Oxygen Safely American Lung Association

(2 days ago) WebOxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen Safely. Keep these important safety factors in mind when using oxygen. Oxygen is a safe gas and is non-flammable; however, it …

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Ozone American Lung Association

(Just Now) WebOzone (O 3) is a gas molecule composed of three oxygen atoms. Often called photochemical "smog," ozone is harmful to breathe. Ozone aggressively attacks …

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Six-Minute Walk Test American Lung Association

(8 days ago) WebThe American Thoracic Society describes the six-minute walk test as a measure of functional status or fitness. It is used as a simple measure of aerobic …

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Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Symptoms and Diagnosis

(7 days ago) WebMost patients with hMPV have mild upper respiratory symptoms similar to a cold. These may include: Cough. Runny nose or nasal congestion. Sore throat. Fever. In …

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Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

(3 days ago) WebStep 1: Check Your Supply. Wash your hands. Pressurize your compressed oxygen tank or turn on your portable oxygen concentrator (POC). Follow the instructions from your …

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Finding Support to Help You Manage Asthma

(4 days ago) WebEmotional Support. People living with asthma often experience shortness of breath, and feeling short of breath can cause anxiety, which can sometimes even lead to …

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Particle Pollution American Lung Association

(3 days ago) WebThe dirty, smoky part of that stream of exhaust is made of particle pollution. Overwhelming evidence shows that particle pollution—like that coming from that exhaust …

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Smokefree Housing Makes Neighborhoods Healthier and …

(8 days ago) Webcounties in New York State in overall health outcomes.2 The residents of the South Bronx decided to make a change. Community organizations, nonprofits and citizens came …

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