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Do I Have Emphysema?

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And, a healthy diet will benefit your health long term.

Also, the NLM recommends the following to improve conditions in and around your house. Those things include:

• Reducing air pollution by getting rid of fireplace smoke and other irritants
• Avoiding very cold air
• Making sure no one smokes in your home
• Avoiding smoky areas

If you or your loved one has emphysema and you are looking for a support group, try the Better Breathers Club. The clubs meet on a regular basis and discuss topics related to COPD.

To find a Better Breathers Club in your area, go to
http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/copd/connect-with-others/better-breathers-clubs/.

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