Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home

Top of the page Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home Topic Overview Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet dander, radon, mold, cleaning...

Traveling With Oxygen

Top of the page Traveling With Oxygen Topic Overview Traveling while you are on oxygen therapy usually is possible if you plan ahead. Start by seeing your doctor several weeks to months before your travel date. Ask him or her to: Figure out how much oxygen you will...

COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

COPD: Clearing Your Lungs Introduction COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a long-term illness that makes it hard to breathe. When you have COPD, air does not flow easily into and out of your lungs. You may be short of breath, cough a lot, and have a lot...

COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers

COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers Introduction You can do things at home to manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). By learning the triggers for COPD and avoiding them, you can help reduce flare-ups. While some triggers may be out of your control, there are...

Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler

Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler Introduction People who have asthma or other lung diseases that make it hard to breathe may use an inhaler to get the medicine they need into their lungs. Inhaled medicine works faster than the same medicine in a pill. An...
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