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Atelectasis

The first step in treating atelectasis is to remove the cause of the obstruction. Supplemental oxygen, chest physiotherapy and antibiotics are also used as standard therapy. In most cases the lung tissue will return to normal.


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Importance of Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates the action of about 100 enzymes in the body. The main sources of zinc in the diet are red meat and poultry, but other good sources include oysters and certain other seafood, beans, nuts, whole grains, and fortified breakfast cereals and dairy products, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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