Ch 18: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

About This Chapter

Gain a working knowledge of COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by working your way through the lessons in this chapter. Whether you're studying for a test, for help with a class or for your own pleasure, these lessons can help.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Chapter Summary

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been described as a condition that feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, making breathing profoundly difficult. In this chapter you will learn about this disease in greater depth. You will study what can put someone at risk for it, how it is diagnosed and treated, how it can be managed at home, and much more. As you work through each lesson, you can test yourself by taking the quiz. A test at the end of the chapter will help you monitor your progress overall.

These short lessons are presented by experienced instructors, whose expertise is placed at your disposal. The user-friendly and convenient online platform enables you to study from any location and with any device that offers internet access. The lessons cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diagnosis and symptoms, risk factors and progression of COPD
  • Treatment, complications and medications
  • Connections between COPD and asthma, emphysema, and more
  • Use of breathing exercises and diet to manage COPD
  • Statistics and case study regarding COPD

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Overview

1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Overview

COPD affects millions of people in the U.S., but what exactly is this disease? In this lesson, you'll learn about COPD, what causes it, and its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

COPD Risk Factors

2. COPD Risk Factors

In this lesson, we're going to touch on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as the most common risk factors associated with the development of this disease. Read on to learn more.

COPD: Diagnosis, Stages & Life Expectancy

3. COPD: Diagnosis, Stages & Life Expectancy

This lesson is going to go over one of the biggest questions about COPD, life expectancy. We will also discuss how COPD is diagnosed and the stages of COPD.

COPD: Symptoms & Treatment

4. COPD: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson is going to give an overview of COPD. We are going to discuss the details about the signs and symptoms as well as treatment options that are available for COPD.

Emphysema vs COPD

5. Emphysema vs COPD

This lesson is going to give you some insight into the lungs and their function. We will discuss two diseases that are closely intertwined that cause damage to the lungs.

COPD vs Asthma

6. COPD vs Asthma

In this lesson, we're going to take a look at two respiratory conditions: asthma and COPD. Similarities and differences between the two will be discussed as a means of comparison.

Managing COPD: Diet & Exercises

7. Managing COPD: Diet & Exercises

We are going to learn more about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This lesson is going to focus on ways to manage the disease through diet and exercise.

COPD: Medications & Complications

8. COPD: Medications & Complications

You keep hearing about COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and know that it is a dangerous disease. Learn what it is, the medications to treat it and the possible complications that can result from COPD.

COPD: Statistics & Case Study

9. COPD: Statistics & Case Study

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is a very common, and very deadly disorder here in the United States. In this lesson, learn the statistics behind this pervasive disorder. Also, through a case study, learn interventions used to reduce COPD exacerbations.

COPD, Pneumonia & Heart Failure

10. COPD, Pneumonia & Heart Failure

This lesson is going to give a description of COPD, pneumonia and heart failure. We will describe how the effects of COPD lead to both pneumonia and heart failure.

COPD & Chronic Bronchitis

11. COPD & Chronic Bronchitis

This lesson is going to explain and define two different respiratory related conditions - COPD and chronic bronchitis. We will also look at how COPD and chronic bronchitis are connected.

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