This is New Rez Council.

19th January 2012

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Hey Beautiful New Rez Bodies,

Can’t help but notice the amount of smoking that occurs here.

And can’t help but be a little concerned for your beautiful bodies.

Not trying to scare you or anything (yes, that’s exactly what I’m trying to do)

There’s a big little something called COPD.

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking.

What does COPD do to my lungs?

COPD slowly damages your airways, the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. COPD makes airways swollen and partly blocked by mucus. It also damages in the tiny air sacs at the tips of your airways. This makes it hard to move air in and out of your lungs.

People with COPD usually have one or more of these symptoms:

  • a cough that lasts a long time, or coughing up “stuff” (mucus)
  • feeling short of breath, especially when you are making an effort (climbing stairs, exercising)
  • many lung infections that last a long time (the flu, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.)
  • wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe)
  • feeling tired (fatigue)
  • losing weight without trying
  • Why is it important to get COPD diagnosed early?

    When COPD is diagnosed early, it’s easier to treat. If you don’t catch COPD early, it will be harder to treat and you will have more symptoms and more lung damage.

  • What’s the outlook for COPD? What can I expect?

    COPD is progressive— it gets worse over time.

    Having COPD may put you at risk for other health problems, including:

  • frequent chest infections, including pneumonia and the flu (influenza)
  • pulmonary hypertension: higher-than-usual blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs
  • heart problems
  • osteopenia or osteoporosis, the thinning of the bones
  • eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts
  • cachexia: losing body mass and muscles, losing your appetite, feeling nauseated and weak
  • malnutrition: not getting enough nutrients from food, not eating enough
  • weak muscles
  • lung cancer
  • Getting the most out of life when you have COPD

    If you have COPD, it’s important to learn how to take care of yourself. And it’s important to reach out for help and company.

  • What causes COPD?

    In countries like Canada, smoking causes about 80% of COPD cases. Other things that can cause COPD are:

  • second-hand smoke
  • air pollution (dust or chemicals)
  • having repeated lung infections as a child
  • a rare condition called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

And so I conclude with: I copy and pasted this info from http://www.lung.ca/

And also that I love you all, stay safe and healthy.

LOVE YOUR BODIES. (you won’t be young forever, sorry)

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    My mom has this, and we found out when she woke up at 4am, gasping for air, and eventually passed out and stopped...
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