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If you have a COPD such as emphysema, avoiding chronic bronchitis and colds is important to avoid a more severe respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Avoiding cigarette smoking, practice good hygeine, stay away from crowds, and alerting your healthcare provider if you have a sinus infection or cold or cough that becomes worse. Treatment options depend upon the severity of the emphysema, bronchitis, or cold combination.

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      Emphysema Article
      • Emphysema facts
      • What is emphysema?
      • What are the stages of emphysema?
      • What causes emphysema?
      • What are the risk factors for emphysema?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of emphysema?
      • How is emphysema diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for emphysema?
      • Quitting smoking
      • Emphysema medications
      • Surgery for emphysema
      • Pulmonary rehabilitation for emphysema
      • What is the life expectancy and outlook for someone with emphysema?
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      Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count) Article
      • Polycythemia facts
      • What is polycythemia?
      • What are normal ranges of hematocrit, red cell counts, and hemoglobin?
      • What causes polycythemia?
      • What are the causes of primary polycythemia?
      • What are the common causes of secondary polycythemia?
      • Can other sources of erythropoietin (EPO) cause polycythemia?
      • What is relative polycythemia?
      • What are the risk factors for polycythemia?
      • What is stress polycythemia?
      • What are the symptoms of polycythemia?
      • When should I see a doctor about polycythemia?
      • How is polycythemia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for polycythemia?
      • What are the complications of polycythemia?
      • Can polycythemia be prevented?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for polycythemia?
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      Chronic Bronchitis Article
      • Bronchitis facts
      • What is bronchitis?
      • What is acute bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
      • What is chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the causes of chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the risk factors for chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis?
      • When should an individual seek medical care for chronic bronchitis?
      • How is chronic bronchitis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the complications of chronic bronchitis?
      • Can chronic bronchitis be prevented?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for chronic bronchitis?
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      Secondhand Smoke Article
      • Secondhand smoke facts
      • What is secondhand smoke?
      • What causes secondhand smoke?
      • What are the health risks of secondhand smoke?
      • Lung cancer and secondhand smoke
      • Cardiovascular disease and secondhand smoke
      • Other lung diseases and secondhand smoke
      • Secondhand smoke and other effects on children
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      • What is the definition of bronchiectasis?
      • What is bronchiectasis?
      • Who is at risk for bronchiectasis?
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      • What is the prognosis of bronchiectasis?

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Terms related to Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds:

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