Archive for October 2020

The Two Main Forms of COPD

Two main forms of COPD, clinical research

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory group of lung diseases that cause obstructed airflow from the lungs. Over 16 million Americans have COPD, and it is the 3rd leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. COPD symptoms consist of difficulty breathing, cough, mucus production, and wheezing. It is caused by long-term…

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The Breakdown of COPD

The Breakdown of COPD

The Mayo Clinic describes COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) as a “chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.” It often refers to a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing. According to the CDC, more than 12 million adults have been diagnosed…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Metformin

Cartoon woman with magnifying glass, metformin, T2D

There are two main types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Each involves a problem with the hormone insulin. Insulin is made by the pancreas and is responsible for helping the sugar (glucose) get turned into energy. If the insulin function is damaged, dangerous sugar levels build up in the body. Type 2 (T2D)…

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