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Emphysema The Silent Killer

Emphysema The Silent Killer.

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Health News: Important Information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Struggling for Breath: Why people with COPD may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

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Health News: Three Serious Medical Conditions Associated with Hearing Loss

(BPT) - Think you might have hearing loss? It turns out procrastinating about that hearing test appointment may put more than just your hearing at risk. Primary care doctors now know hearing loss may be a symptom of another, more serious medical condition.

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Could Nebulisers be Used in The Treatment of Lung Cancer?

Traditionally, nebulisers are indicated in the treatment of asthma and long-term respiratory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They are normally used as a form of emergency treatment in hospitals, but may also rarely be used at home as part of long-term treatment. There exist different types of nebuliser, although the concept behind all types is that medication is converted into an aerosol, a mist, and inhaled directly into the lungs. Nebulisers rely on either compressed oxygen or ultrasonic power to atomise a solution of medication so that it becomes a fine mist. This mist is easily inhaled by patients. In recent years the use of nebulisers has declined since they tend to have been replaced in the treatment of asthma with inhalers combined with spacers.

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The Use of Spirometers in Medical Practice

What is a Spirometer?

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Health Advice: Fight Back Against Spring Allergies with Help From Dr. Travis Stork

(Family Features) Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season.

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Emphysema, Can be Caused Due to Smoking and Genetic Disorders, as Well as Ways of Treatment

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease (long term) that can deteriorate over time. Emphysema is usually caused due to smoking. In people with emphysema a few air sacs in his lungs have been damaged, making it hard to breathe. Emphysema is also known with the lung disease COPD.

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The Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It affects the tissues that line certain organs, such as the lungs, abdomen or heart.

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Smoker (Ladies & Guys), Beware of Your Lung Due to Cancer

The lead in cigarettes is radioactive. It has a “half-life” of 20 years. This means it continues to be radioactive for a long time. So, if you stop smoking, the risk of cancer continues. On the facing page, there is a photograph of cancer cells.

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Fluid in The Lungs

Human lung pleura coated layer that separates the lungs and the ribs on the outside of the human members of our breathing. Pneumonia is a term used when there is an accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity.

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