Most of the patients who are oxygen dependent are cigarette smokers, putting themselves and others at risk.
Doctors at Temple University are part of a study to determine if a well known anti inflammatory medication can help treat patients with emphysema.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how one local hospital is testing to see if the medication can save lives.
Local researchers are looking for patients on which to try a new treatment that may give emphysema sufferers a better quality of life.
Depending on the cause of COPD and the form, treatment can be very different. Scientists have developed an imaging bio-marker that can help.
Orange means unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people. Next would be red, which is unhealthy air for all.
If you are a smoker, or if you smoked for many years, you are at far greater risk for developing emphysema or chronic bronchitis—both grouped as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
I am sure you have heard about physical rehabilitation but there are many forms of rehabilitation in medicine including pulmonary rehabilitation or, rehab for your lungs.