Lung Disease in the Elderly

A group of disorders affecting the lungs that vary in severity and cause difficulty breathing.

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  • For many seniors excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

  • COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and other types of lung disease can seriously limit a sufferer's functional abilities. These various tips can help a loved one with lung disease improve their sleep quality, nutrition, and physical activity. These things can compound to improve their lung function, slow the progression of the disease and enhance their independence.

  • A number of diseases and conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. This can interfere with a person's activity levels and even cause depression. It is important to know what kind of equipment is available and what can work best for your loved one.

  • A new survey shows that COPD sufferers need more information to effectively manage their condition. Experts weigh in on what caregivers and patients need to know.

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