Lung disease presents unanticipated challenges before diagnosis, and relying on an oxygen tank to breathe can be an obstacle to feeling mobile and feeling like one can live an independent life. Some major travel destinations have begun to figure out that people who rely on portable O2 want to travel and enjoy life as much as anyone else. Cities are increasingly accessible to those burdened with medical equipment. One of those places is the great city of Nashville, Tennessee.
When someone has been diagnosed with lung disease, such as COPD, supplemental oxygen is often prescribed in later stages. But can you overuse supplemental 02?
Let’s be honest. When you think of getting oxygen, you only think about breathing. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; most people only consider oxygen found in the air. You can actually increase your oxygen levels in ways other than taking deep breaths. With the increased burning of fossil fuels, high levels of smog, seasonal allergies…
The notion that harmful air pollutants exist only outdoors is false. Some pollutants occurring in the home can be more harmful than those commonly encountered outdoors. Modern homes harbor many sources of respiratory irritation, but it’s not terribly difficult to lung-proof your home.
There are so many reasons why getting off the couch and into a pair of running shoes is a good idea. Even the lightest of exercise supports the cardiovascular system. Read more about going from 0 to running 5 kilometers (3.1) with lung disease.
Just because someone is suffering from lung disease doesn’t mean they can’t do fun things. Keeping the brain occupied with mentally stimulating activities can improve memory, mood and self-esteem.
You may be surprised to learn that progressive lung disease eventually leads to heart failure. The less oxygen that you inhale with each breath, the harder your heart has to work to pump oxygen throughout your body. There are, however, things you can do to help give your heart a break. Read on to learn what you can do.
The twenty-first century has been one of change and advancement. In design, architecture and education, our society has come a long way in the past 20 years. Clearly, the advancements most beneficial to human health and longevity have been made in the medical field. With growing access to specialized clinics across the country, many people choose to travel for medical care.