Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

COPD Fatigue Predicts Hospital Visits
One of the most common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is fatigue, or low energy. If you have COPD , telling your doctor how fatigued you are could keep you out of the hospital.
COPD Limits Sex
Having sex can be quite the workout. It can take the wind right out of you. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ), shortness of breath might be an even bigger problem during sex.
Breathe Easier with Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. Even though modern science has yet to confirm the usefulness of this ancient medicine, it looks like acupuncture may help patients with a common lung disease.
Bacterial Infection Makes COPD Worse
Many diseases are caused by or related to infections. Likewise, infections can worsen almost any disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) - one of the most common lung diseases.
COPD Education Program Goes Awry
When patients receive education and self-management tools for their disease, they usually have better outcomes. But what if those tools seem to hurt rather than help?
Secondhand Smoke Does Hurts Kids
Kids may not appear to develop conditions from secondhand smoke when they’re being exposed to it in childhood. But, they can still experience respiratory problems later in life.
Heart Health Could Predict COPD Fate
A quick heart test could go be very useful for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) patients. Heart health could help predict how long COPD patients may live.
Deadly Dozen for COPD Patients
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) is deadly enough without help. In a new study, 12 diseases in particular had the strongest association with increasing the risk for COPD patients.
Getting a Head Start on COPD Treatment
Early detection of a disease can lead to better treatment. A new way to detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may let doctors get an early start on treatment.
Getting to the Roots of COPD
The origins of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may be found in the blood. A new study shows how smoking causes immune system cells to travel into lung tissue.