How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develops

This animation will show the changes that occur in the lungs if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Air passes through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs when you breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Breathing Exercises for COPD, Asthma, Bronchitis & Emphysema – Ask Doctor Jo

hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo, and today I’m going to show you some breathing exercises that may help with things like COPD, asthma, emphysema, and even bronchitis. so let’s get started. for the breathing exercises, one of the great training tools is using inspiratory muscle training. and this is really great for things like COPD…

Q&A on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

– Hi, welcome to today’s web chat about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. Thank you for joining us. My name is Ed Bottomley with the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. I’ll introduce you to our panelists shortly. Our goal today is to provide helpful information about COPD. You can submit your questions…

COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Animation.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a PROGRESSIVE inflammatory lung disease characterized by INCREASING breathing difficulty. Other symptoms include cough, most commonly with mucus, chest tightness and wheezing. COPD develops as a result of LONG-TERM exposure to irritants such as smoke, chemical fumes or dusts, and may go UNNOTICED for years. Most people show…

How Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Be Managed?

(SFX MUSIC) My name is Gail Weinmann and I am deputy director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI. People can live a long time with COPD, many decades actually, so it’s important to understand that there are options to allow those with COPD to live their lives fully. Even though there’s no cure…

4 Signs and Symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

4 Early Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Could you have COPD? More than 11 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the American Lung Association. Another 12–24 million may have the condition without realizing it. Could you be one of them? It’s not always easy to tell.…

The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

(SFX MUSIC) My name is Lisa Postow and I am a program officer in the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. COPD, short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, affects millions of Americans. Approximately 16 million people over the age of 18 are diagnosed and it is estimated that…

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation or COPD – Ask Doctor Jo

(Holding breath). Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo! Today I’m going to show you some pulmonary breathing exercises for things such as COPD or just to increase your lung capacity if your a swimmer or if your a surfer, if you want to be able to hold your breath for longer. So let’s get started. So…