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Lung Anatomy

Your lungs take air in to give your body oxygen, which the body needs to work. Your lungs, like all the tissues in your body, are made up of billions of tiny specialized cells. Old lung cells die and are replaced by new, identical lung cells.

Understanding COPD


COPD refers to lung diseases that limit airflow in and out of your lungs. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Managing COPD


COPD is chronic, which means there is no cure. Treatment can manage symptoms and slow damage to the heart and lungs.

Life With COPD


As a chronic condition, COPD affects more than your lungs. Learn how to manage related health problems and live healthier.

Procedures


Tests may be done to check your lungs and breathing. And certain procedures can help relieve symptoms.

Videos

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An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.
 

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