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By Kevin, MD Felner, Meg Schneider

ISBN-10: 0470247576

ISBN-13: 9780470247570

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Make your house COPD friendlyYour reassuring consultant to figuring out and coping with COPDand getting on together with your lifeWant to grasp extra approximately COPD? this easy advisor presents transparent information regarding this innovative affliction, explaining the best way to realize the indications, get clinically determined, and select the easiest therapy. you will see how nutrition, workout, and drugs have an effect on your indicators and make your existence easier.Discover how to:Know your threat factorsFind the best doctorsQuit smoking, commence exercise, and alter your dietImprove your total healthPrepare for emergenciesHelp household with COPD

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However, even if you don’t inhale pipe or cigar smoke deeply, you do increase your risk of oral, throat, and other types of cancer. Smoking marijuana alone hasn’t been linked to COPD, but it has been shown to increase both the risk and symptoms of COPD in people who are current cigarette smokers. A Canadian study showed that smoking both cigarettes and marijuana created an eightfold increase in COPD risk. On-the-job risks Occupational hazards have been linked to many lung diseases, including COPD.

No such link was found in men. Certain women-dominated occupations have high exposure risk to biological dust: artists (who come in contact with textiles, animal-hair brushes, and other tools), cleaners (who are exposed to animal hair and dander, plant dust, and so on), food workers, textile workers, and healthcare professionals like nurses and home health aides. The statistics for women with COPD are discouraging. Nonsmoking women are more likely than nonsmoking men to develop COPD. Women develop the disease at younger ages than men do, and they feel the severe effects of it earlier than men do.

What COPD Is and Isn’t COPD is an umbrella term covering any long-term, irreversible damage to the lungs that interferes with breathing, specifically with getting air out of the lungs. If you break the term down into its four parts, here’s what chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means: ߜ Chronic means “always present” (as opposed to acute, which refers to a short-term condition that disappears after treatment). ” ߜ Pulmonary refers to the lungs, including the airways and tissues that allow your body to pull in oxygen and push out carbon dioxide and other gases.

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