Do you know what COPD looks like and what its symptoms are? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, can affect people for years before any symptoms are significant enough to notice. There are many reasons why people develop COPD and many factors behind the conditions it causes, but it’s common to mistake the signs of COPD for something less serious.
As if you don’t have enough to worry about with a tumultuous economy and unprecedented political strife, a number of old-world illnesses are on the verge of a comeback. Today, we take a look at the numerous infections, diseases, and viruses that the medical community believe may make a comeback.
COPD is the name for a group of diseases that affect the airflow into our lungs. It encompasses a variety of diseases, but the three most common sub-groups are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and refractory asthma. All of these diseases are different, but have a lot of things in common, including the fact that they will all continue to get worse over time and are incurable. There are things that you can do to mitigate the damage from COPD, but you cannot reverse damage once it has occurred. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with COPD, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some facts your doctor may not have told you.
If your child is exposed to the measles in any way, it’s easy to panic, but there are some key facts that you should know before you take action. Today, let’s talk about the best course of action to take if your child is exposed to the measles.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that’s characterized by excessive shifts in mood. If you think that your mood swings may be a result of bipolar disorder, it’s important to seek help right away. Mood swings, as well as the symptoms below, may be an indicator of bipolar disorder.
In January and February, it can be hard to summon a positive attitude about winter. The holidays are over, but the days are still extremely short. The weather is frigid in most parts of the United States, and there’s isn’t another fun holiday until Valentine’s Day, which most people are conflicted about anyway. If you’re just feeling down because of the crummy weather, here are some little tips that will help boost your mood this winter.
Back pain is a scourge of modern society. In fact, approximately 80 percent of people will experience it sooner or later. Sometimes, a disorder like sciatica or arthritis causes it. Other times, lifestyle issues such as smoking, a lack of exercise, or excessive slouching can be contributing factors. Either way, if you suffer from back pain — which is often debilitating — you should know that effective remedies and treatments are readily available.