What Is A COPD Flare-up?

COPD flare-ups happen when a patient’s symptoms suddenly get much worse and cannot be relieved with their regular medications. The most common cause of COPD flare-ups is a respiratory infection. Patients and their healthcare providers can put together an action plan for how to deal with flare-ups. Sometimes, they can be treated at home. In other cases, the flare-up is so severe that it needs to be treated in the hospital.

If the flare-up is caused by a bacterial infection, then it will usually be treated with antibiotics. Rescue inhalers and nebulizer treatments are often used to help relieve severe breathlessness. Sometimes, patients will need to be treated with short-term steroids or oxygen therapy.

The treatment guidelines recommend people with COPD get vaccinated for influenza (flu) and pnuemonia to prevent these common infections that can cause flares of COPD.

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Celeb Facts - Celebs Who Drive Fords

  1. Scott Caan drives a Ford like many other celebrities, but while others may choose more modern models, he has a 1939 Ford pickup truck, in blue. The 80-year-old car is in excellent condition and is a favorite of roadster lovers and people who restore cars.
  2. John Goodman is a household name in many places. Even if you only know the actor from the hit sitcom Roseanne, he's someone easily recognized. A name as big as his needs a truck to match it, which is why he drives a Ford-150.
  3. Nick Jonas drives a card that says American legacy, a Ford Mustang. The production of this classic vehicle has been going strong since 1964. Jonas chose a vintage version of the classic car, although we're sure he could afford a new one as well.
  4. John Mayer drove a Ford GT until 2012, when he put the car up for auction on eBay. The GT is a classic card with a lot of history, style, and persona, so it makes sense that celebrities would want to drive one.
  5. The Rock wants a truck that's built tough like he is, so he drives a Ford F-150. The pro wrestler turned Hollywood leading man needs a car whose personality is just as big as his. Besides, can you see him driving around in a little sedan?

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