COPD is the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Some 12 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, and about another 12 million go undiagnosed. Such music and movie icons as Leonard Nimoy, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin and Leonard Bernstein suffered from COPD, which ultimately played a roll in each of their deaths.
You know your body better than anybody else. Keeping your body and mind healthy takes continued effort, especially when you have a chronic condition such as lung disease. Why get a booster treatment? Sometimes we all need a boost to help keep us in top shape. At the Lung Institute, we are here to support you on your journey to breathing easier. Our goal is to ensure that your life comes back within reach and that it stays that way.
Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living out your life, consciously aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” –Oprah Winfrey
Buying a gift for someone can be an exciting adventure or a daunting escapade that leaves you scratching your head. If you know someone living with a lingering lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), then finding the perfect gift becomes much more difficult. You may be wondering if there are any gifts you…
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts and finding the right gift for yourself or a loved one can be a challenging task. However, for those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, this undertaking can be particularly difficult. Many people often pose the timeless litmus test of “will they actually use it?” when considering possible gift ideas. With that basis in mind, the Lung Institute has pieced together the top 5 gifts ideas crafted specifically with the COPD-sufferer in mind.
Country music superstar Willie Nelson has been in the news recently for missing concerts to undergo stem cell therapy.
No matter if it’s by land, air, or sea, it’s possible to travel comfortably while on supplemental oxygen. Below are some travel tips for people with lung disease while on supplemental 02.
When living with a condition like COPD, maintaining a positive attitude can be difficult. It’s normal to feel frustrated, worried, or afraid. These difficult-to-process emotions often accompany chronic health conditions and can leave people feeling overwhelmed. Practicing techniques to stay optimistic can help you achieve and maintain a positive attitude. To those who practice it, the power of positive thinking can bring health benefits.
Although Thanksgiving only comes once a year, many of us eat like it’s our last day on Earth. And for many, dessert is often the best course. For those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, finding a healthy dessert that doesn’t pack on the calories or cause symptoms to flare is always a struggle. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving and #COPDAwarenessMonth, the Lung Institute has compiled an all-star list of healthy Thanksgiving desserts that taste great without the guilt.