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  • COPD in Elderly Adults Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is amazingly common among the elderly. In fact, it’s estimated around 10% of Americans 75-and-up are suffering from it. And surprisingly, even though it’s so common, it can also be challenging to diagnose older adults with COPD. ... Continue Reading
  • What Can I Expect With Emphysema? Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that is literally breathtaking. It’s the result of damage to the air sacs inside your lung tissue, which makes the gas exchange that’s supposed to occur in the lungs increasingly harder to do. There are over 3 million Americans who ... Continue Reading
  • Lung Cancer, COPD, or Emphysema? How to Tell Because many diseases share the same symptoms, one can often disguise another, making their diagnosis and treatment more difficult. Unraveling the tangled knot of symptoms that are shared between emphysema , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer can ... Continue Reading