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Category: COPD

When Every Breath You Take is a Struggle – Dr. Leslie Couch

When breathing becomes work, and when it’s the only work you can do, you have respiratory failure. Respiratory failure can be acute or chronic but in either case, left untreated many other health problems will soon arise. U.T. Health Science Center pulmonologist Dr. Leslie Couch discusses respiratory failure in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is respiratory failure? (first question)

What causes respiratory failure? (skip to 0:40)

What are the symptoms of respiratory failure? (skip to 1:50)

What is the difference between chronic respiratory failure and acute respiratory failure? (skip to 2:36)

What, besides smoking, can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? (skip to 4:18)

Who is at risk for developing respiratory failure? (skip to 5:00)

How is respiratory failure diagnosed? (skip to 5:53)

How is respiratory failure treated? (skip to 6:32)

What is the outlook for someone suffering with respiratory failure? (skip to 7:40)

COPD – Dr. Eli Azzi

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – known by its initials COPD – is a progressive disease of the lung that is without cure. Untreated, the lungs become increasingly unable to effectively move air, making it difficult to supply the body with proper levels of oxygen. Though there is no cure, there are treatments and therapies that can have a significant impact on both the length and quality of a COPD sufferer’s life. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Eli Azzi discusses COPD in this edition of Health Connection.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? (first question)

How common is COPD? (skip to 1:03)

What are the causes of COPD? (skip to 1:55)

What are the symptoms of COPD? (skip to 2:59)

How is COPD diagnosed? (skip to 3:53)

What are the long-term consequences of COPD? Is there a cure? (skip to 5:10)

How is COPD treated? (skip to 6:07)

Does exercise help with COPD? (skip to 7:37)

Are there any promising treatments for COPD on the horizon? (skip to 8:25)