Mayo Clinic News Network

News Resources


Items tagged as "emphysema"

Weekend Wellness: Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn’t seem to help as much as it used to. We’ve heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits? How do we find out if [...]

Created by lizatorborg

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Eating and exercise: 5 tips to maximize your workouts Eating and exercise go hand in hand. When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you work out. Consider these tips. How do rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis differ? Learn about the differences [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Methylprednisolone May Relieve Shortness of Breath, but Won't Treat Emphysema

Methylprednisolone May Relieve Shortness of Breath, but Won't Treat Emphysema November 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: Can methylprednisolone relieve shortness of breath for a person with emphysema? Answer: Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid medication used to reduce inflammation in people with various lung conditions. It can help relieve shortness of breath [...]

Created by Shawn Bishop

Mayo Clinic Study: Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dec. 11, 2013 — A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — and chances are that it will include memory loss. The study was recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Hormone Therapy, Emphysema, COPD, Botox Parties and More....

  Featured Topic; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe. It's also a leading cause of death and illness worldwide. Learn how COPD can be prevented and treated.  Highlights  Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?  [...]

Created by Dana Sparks