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This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Zoom-Chest-COPD, Chest COPD Home Remedies & Prevention Breath Control, Clear airways by drinking plenty of water, Use humidifier, Loose Weight, Regular Excercise, Eat healthy Food, Avoid Smoke & Air Pollution, Annual Flu Vaccination in Oct/Nov to prevent Infections. Stop Smoking, Emphysema due to Gradual destruction of Air Sacks (Alveoli) at the end of Bronchioles. Small airways collapse during exhale, impairing air flow out of lungs, Chest COPD symptoms 1. Shortness of Breath (during physical activities) 2. Wheezing 3. Chest Tightness 4. Having to clear throat first thing in the morning due to excess mucus 5. Chronic Cough producing Sputum (colour: clear/ white/ yellow /green) 6. Blueness of Lips or Fingernail Beds 7. Frequent Respiratory Infections 8. Lack of Energy 9. Unintended Weight Loss, Chest COPD Treatments & Drugs Tests & Diagnosis: 1. Pulmonary Function Tests (Spirometry) 2. Chest X-ray (can show Emphysema) 3. Lungs CT Scan 4. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Consult Doctor Medications:- Bronchodilators (Inhaler: ProAir HFA. Ventolin HFA), Long lasting Bronchodilators- Tiotropium (Spiriva), Salmeterol (Serevent), Oxygen Therapy. Stop Smoking Surgery: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Chest COPD complications Respiratory Infections (Cold, Flu, Pneumonia), High Blood Pressure, Heart Problem, Lung Cancer, Depression, Chronic Bronchitis means Bronchial Tubes become inflammed and narrowed. Lungs produce more mucus that further block the narrowed tubes. Chronic Cough tries to clear airways., Chest COPD has 2 common conditions Chronic Bronchitis, Chest COPD has 2 common conditions Emphysema, Chest COPD caused by Cigarette Smoke, Cigar Smoke, Secondhand Smoke, Pipe Smoke, Air Pollution, Dust in Workplace, Smoke or Fumes, Genetics, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Chest COPD means Group of Lung Diseases that block Airflow and make breathing difficult. Lung damages cannot be reversed