Lung problems are common in elderly people – but once a person is diagnosed, it can be difficult to know what to expect. This article will cover the different types of lung diseases, what symptoms could indicate a problem, and potential treatments your doctor may recommend. We’ll close with some brief wellness tips to help keep your lungs as healthy as possible.
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Anytime you deal with the following symptoms, it’s a scary experience. However, treatment is possible. Unfortunately, people often ignore the signs, dismissing them entirely or assuming they’re related to something else. Prevention and early detection are key – talk to someone if you’re experiencing the symptoms below.
Be sure to let your doctor know if you experience the following:
There are multiple lung disorders that seniors suffer from, including:
Treatments and therapies for lung problems could include:
Here are some of the things you can do to keep your lungs as healthy as possible:
Though it can be overwhelming to have lung problems, many of these conditions are manageable or treatable as long as you catch them early and practice the wellness tips above to be as healthy as possible.
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