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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)   - Managing Your COPD

Managing Your COPD

Managing Medications and Equipment

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  • Medication Safety Quiz

    Do You Know Enough About Taking Prescription Medications? Learn how to better manage your medications by taking this quiz. 1. Older people have a greater risk for drug interactions. You didn't answer...

Managing Medications and Equipment

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  • Metered-Dose Inhaler

    Metered-Dose Inhaler An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't ...

Managing Medications and Equipment

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  • COPD: Medicines for Maintenance

    COPD: Medicines for Maintenance People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may need to use several types of medicines to control their symptoms. Maintenance medicines work for an extend...

  • COPD: Oxygen Therapy Question

    COPD: Oxygen Therapy Question Will I become addicted if I use home oxygen therapy? Oxygen is not addictive. In fact, home oxygen therapy can help improve the length and quality of life for a person w...

  • COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips

    COPD: Safe Oxygen Tips If you use oxygen to help manage the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), be sure to handle it with care. It’s essential to follow these safety tips: Don’t...

  • Share Your Medication Schedule

    COPD: Share Your Medication Schedule Keeping up with your daily medicines is a critical part of a plan to manage your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It’s important that your family mem...

  • Inhalers and Nebulizers

    Inhalers and Nebulizers Several types of inhalation devices, or inhalers, are used in the treatment of asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as emphysema. Inhalers are often e...