The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Can Warm Weather Affect COPD?

28 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year when the temperature dial is set to HOT across the entire country. Yes, it is the height of the summer with mere weeks away being the return of school traffic and Labor Day. You love the sunshine and the opportunity to have an outdoor picnic but unfortunately, you have chronic…

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Alternative COPD Treatments: Do They Work or Not?

27 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments

Remember a time when you were a kid, sick with a cold and your grandmother made you drink a cup of special, home-made herbal tea? Did the warm beverage make you feel better? For ages, people have looked to herbal remedies to provide effective treatment for many health conditions. Yet, it’s only in recent years…

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What is Chronic Bronchitis?

26 Jul 2014 | Under Chronic Bronchitis | Posted by | 0 Comments

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a few different conditions. One of these diseases in chronic bronchitis, and another is emphysema. What is Chronic Bronchitis? You’ve probably heard of acute bronchitis, which is a common wintertime ailment, usually occurring with an upper respiratory infection. Acute bronchitis usually clears up quickly, and…

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Tips for Heart and Lung Health

24 Jul 2014 | Under Lifestyle Modifications, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments

Have you ever had that sensation after exercising where your heart is pounding and your lungs are on fire from heavy breathing? If you have, don’t worry, this is actually a good thing! The functioning of both our heart and lungs is very much intertwined. Your body relies on the health of your heart and…

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Understanding Your Spirometry Test

23 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments

Shortness of breath? Ongoing cough? Intense wheezing? Does any of this sound familiar? If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, then chances are that you may be suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another form of lung disease. Of course, the best way to find out if you have a form…

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How to Manage COPD Medication Side Effects

21 Jul 2014 | Under COPD, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments

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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