Exhale

The official blog of the Lung Institute.

How to Manage COPD Medication Side Effects

21 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Constant coughing, tons of mucus and shortness of breath were the symptoms that Alan battled all the time until he finally visited his primary care physician. At that time, like more than 12 million others in the United States, Alan discovered that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Granted his symptoms decreased to some…

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Interstitial Lung Disease: Al Corter Patient Story

20 Jul 2014 | Under Lung Disease, Testimonials | Posted by | 0 Comments
albert corter

Twelve years ago, Al Corter was exposed to toxic fumes in the workplace, and was subsequently diagnosed with interstitial lung disease and bronchiectasis, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These serious pulmonary conditions had a major effect on Al’s life. Shortness of breath, coughing, reliance on supplemental oxygen and fatigue were taking a…

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Flying with Oxygen

19 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications | Posted by | 0 Comments
flying with oxygen

Many people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other lung diseases assume they’ll never be able to travel again – but that is not true. In fact, a large number of our patients at Lung Institute fly in to receive treatment. We have had patients from all over the United States including New…

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Symptoms of COPD: Could You Have It?

17 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
symptoms of copd

Are you coughing a lot more or experiencing a mild case of wheezing? It might be nothing, but then again, it could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The American Lung Association(ALA)estimates that more than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPDand another 12 million likely have the condition but are unaware of it….

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How Do You Quit Smoking?

16 Jul 2014 | Under Lifestyle Modifications | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Ashely just got home from a stressful day at work. After dealing with late reports and putting out sudden fires, she wants nothing more than to unwind from the craziness of the day. She walks to her apartment window and opens it. Lighting up a cigarette, she lets the putrefying smoke billow into the winds…

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4th of July with COPD

3 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications | Posted by | 0 Comments
4th of July Tips

Holidays are happy occasions, filled with celebrations with family and friends. The 4th of July usually includes barbecues, pool parties or beach trips. But if you or a loved one has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), holidays can be daunting. The change of routine, the time spent outdoors, the fear of an exacerbation – all of…

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Men’s Health Month: Men and COPD

19 Jun 2014 | Under COPD, National Health Observances | Posted by | 0 Comments
men and COPD

June is Men’s Health Month, as set forth by the non-profit Men’s Health Network. The goal of the month is to heighten the public’s awareness of the many preventable health problems that affect men and boys. The Men’s Health Network aims to reach men where they live, work, play and pray with health prevention messaging…

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Is There a Connection between Weight Loss and COPD?

13 Jun 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications | Posted by | 0 Comments
COPD and weight loss

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects so much more than just your breathing. As symptoms worsen over time, COPD can majorly impact your daily life. You become fatigued more quickly, and small things like showering start to take a long time. You may not be able to move around quite…

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June is National Family Month

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June marks National Family Month, and the goal is to promote the importance of building strong families. While bringing the family closer together, illness can test the bonds of any family. Pillars of National Family Month Some of the principles for strong families are: Build trust Show commitment Communicate Grow through crisis Spend time together Have…

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