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How do I care for someone with obstructive lung disease?

When caring for someone with obstructive lung disease, remember to offer both emotional and physical support. A person with obstructive lung disease could feel overwhelmed or become depressed. They will need understanding and encouragement. They may also need assistance performing their daily routines. Offer to attend doctor appointments and accompany the person on errands.

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What is the rate of incidence for obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a very common illness. Approximately 12 million Americans have the disea...
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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?
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Obstructive lung disease usually begins developing in the mid 40s. The first symptom is usually mild...
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Who is most at risk for obstructive lung disease?
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Since smoking cigarettes is the main factor in the development of obstructive lung disease, smokers ...
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What are current recommendations regarding obstructive lung disease?
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There are current recommendations for people living with obstructive lung disease. Doctors recommend...
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